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Titan

The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

Titan( )
Author: Chernow, Ron
ISBN:978-0-679-43808-3
Publication Date:May 1998
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:Random House
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $30.00
Book Description:

John D. Rockefeller, Sr.--history's first billionaire and the patriarch of America's most famous dynasty--is an icon whose true nature has eluded three generations of historians. Now Ron Chernow, the National Book Award-winning biographer of the Morgan and Warburg banking families, gives us a history of the mogul "etched with uncommon objectivity and literary grace . . . as detailed, balanced, and psychologically insightful a portrait of the tycoon as we may ever have" (Kirkus...
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Book Details
Pages:800
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Business
Biography & Autobiography / Rich & Famous
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.7 x 9.56 x 2 Inches
Book Weight:2.859 Pounds
Author Biography
Chernow, Ron (Author)
Educated at Yale and Cambridge University in England, Ron Chernow is a biographer who specializes in hard-hitting exposes on historical business figures. Among Chernow's early accomplishments was his unmasking of corruption in Chinatown for New York magazine in 1973.

In the book The House of Morgan, winner of the National Book Award in 1990, Chernow outlines the extraordinary path of J.P. Morgan's empire and its influence on the American banking industry. Chernow is also the author of Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, which chronicles the life and times of the richest man in the United States in the early 1900s. His other work includes The Warburgs, The Death of a Banker, Alexander Hamilton, Washington: A Life, and Grant.

Chernow is regular guest on the National Public Radio programs Fresh Air with Terry Gross and All Things Considered.

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