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The Resource Breaking Rockefeller : the incredible story of the ambitious rivals who toppled an oil empire, Peter B. Doran

Breaking Rockefeller : the incredible story of the ambitious rivals who toppled an oil empire, Peter B. Doran

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Breaking Rockefeller : the incredible story of the ambitious rivals who toppled an oil empire
Title
Breaking Rockefeller
Title remainder
the incredible story of the ambitious rivals who toppled an oil empire
Statement of responsibility
Peter B. Doran
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the height of the great oil boom of the 1870s-1880s, John D. Rockefeller was seemingly unstoppable. Capitalizing on the newly emerging industry that was changing the lives of people worldwide, Rockefeller eliminated his rivals to achieve near-total domination of the market. By 1889, he was at the peak of his power, having created one of the largest monopolies in history, so powerful that even the U.S. government was wary of challenging the great "anaconda" of Standard Oil. The Standard never loses--that is, until the unlikely duo of Marcus Samuel and Henri Deterding teamed up to form Royal Dutch Shell, and set the stage for the toppling of Standard Oil. This account of ambition, oil, and greed traces Samuel's rise from canny outsider to the heights of the British aristocracy, Deterding's conquest of America, and the collapse of Rockefeller's oil empire. Taking readers through the rough and tumble of East London's streets and the twilight turmoil of tsarist Russia to the halls of the British Parliament and right down New York's Broadway, international affairs expert Peter Doran offers a fresh perspective on how Samuel and Deterding beat the world's richest man at his own game.--Adapted from dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
T7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doran, Peter B
Dewey number
338.7/665509
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9560.5
LC item number
.D67 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Samuel, Marcus
  • Deterding, Henri
  • Rockefeller, John D.
  • Koninklijke Nederlandsche Petroleum Maatschappij
  • Standard Oil Company
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Deterding, Henri
  • Rockefeller, John D.
  • Samuel, Marcus
  • Koninklijke Nederlandsche Petroleum Maatschappij
  • Standard Oil Company
  • 20160831 new list
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • HISTORY
  • Petroleum industry and trade
Label
Breaking Rockefeller : the incredible story of the ambitious rivals who toppled an oil empire, Peter B. Doran
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The King of Broadway -- The merchant of Houndsditch -- The insider -- Rascality of all descriptions -- It can't be done -- The carnivorous snail -- The royal crown -- The hidden map -- The knight in the mote -- The deal of the century -- The rivals -- The echo of applause -- Reversals of fortune -- The black city in red -- The warhorse and the stallion -- The "fateful plunge" -- The Colossus falls -- "We must take America" -- Wealth beyond measure -- Legacies -- The enduring puzzle
Control code
949852930
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 337 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525427391
Lccn
2016429238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)949852930
Label
Breaking Rockefeller : the incredible story of the ambitious rivals who toppled an oil empire, Peter B. Doran
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The King of Broadway -- The merchant of Houndsditch -- The insider -- Rascality of all descriptions -- It can't be done -- The carnivorous snail -- The royal crown -- The hidden map -- The knight in the mote -- The deal of the century -- The rivals -- The echo of applause -- Reversals of fortune -- The black city in red -- The warhorse and the stallion -- The "fateful plunge" -- The Colossus falls -- "We must take America" -- Wealth beyond measure -- Legacies -- The enduring puzzle
Control code
949852930
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 337 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525427391
Lccn
2016429238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)949852930

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