By Peter B. Doran
Marcus Samuel, Jr., is an unorthodox Jewish service provider dealer. Henri Deterding is a take-no-prisoners oilman. In 1889, John D. Rockefeller is on the height of his strength. Having annihilated all festival and owning near-total domination of the industry, even the U.S. govt is cautious of tough the good “anaconda” of ordinary Oil. the traditional by no means loses—that is till Samuel and Deterding crew as much as shape Royal Dutch Shell.
A riveting account of ambition, oil, and greed, Breaking Rockefeller strains Samuel’s upward thrust from outsider to the heights of the British aristocracy, Deterding’s conquest of the USA, and the cave in of Rockefeller’s monopoly. the start of the 20th century is a time while giant fortunes have been made and misplaced. Taking readers in the course of the tough and tumble of East London’s streets, the twilight turmoil of czarist Russia, to the halls of the British Parliament, and correct down Broadway in long island urban, Peter Doran bargains a richly specified, clean viewpoint on how Samuel and Deterding beat the world’s richest guy at his personal game.
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