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The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

By Ron Chernow
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Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow

Titan (1998) is a comprehensive biography of John D. Rockefeller, Sr., the original oil tycoon and founder of Standard Oil, the industry’s biggest name through the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The book tells Rockefeller’s story from his humble childhood through to his becoming the richest man in American history and his quirky retirement. It provides an insight into Rockefeller’s personal life, business practices and philanthropic efforts.

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Ron Chernow is an award-winning author of several best-selling books, including The House of Morgan, The Warburgs, Washington: A Life and Alexander Hamilton. He has been awarded the National Book Award, the George S. Eccles Prize and the Pulitzer Prize, in addition to seven honorary doctoral degrees.

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