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Author Doran, Peter B., author.

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

Publication Info. New York, New York : Viking, [2016]


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  338.7665 DORAN    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  338.7 DOR    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  338.2 DOR    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  338.7 DORAN    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  338.766 DORAN    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  338.766 DOR    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  338.76 D72    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  338.76655 DORAN    Check Shelf
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 Southington Library - Adult  388.766 DOR    Check Shelf

Description xii, 337 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [291]-322) and index.
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.
Summary "The author of the popular History of Oil podcast traces the early-20th-century rivalry between John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil and Royal Dutch Shell, describing the origins of partners Marcus Samuel, Jr. and Henri Deterding and how they used respective talents to break Rockefeller's daunting monopoly"-- NoveList.
Subject Petroleum industry and trade -- History.
Samuel, Marcus, 1853-1927.
Deterding, Henri, 1866-1939.
Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937.
Koninklijke Nederlandsche Petroleum Maatschappij -- History.
Standard Oil Company -- History.
ISBN 9780525427391 (hardcover) : $28.00
0525427392 (hardcover)
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