John D. Rockefeller: Anointed with Oil

Synopsis

This book, a part of the Oxford Portraits series, will chronicle the lifeof John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937), one of the quintessential American robberbarons, a textbook example of Gilded Age entrepreneurship and greed. The bookwill discuss Rockefeller's life from his childhood beginnings in business to hisrise to power and wealth with the Standard Oil Company, the anti-trust struggle,his huge personal fortune and philanthropy, and his large extended family whocarried on his name and philanthropic interests. Back matter consists ofchronology, further reading, and index.