The Rockefellers

  • by Peter Collier, David Horowitz
  • Narrated by Michael Anthony
  • 30 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Against a richly detailed backdrop of history, the story of this unique American family unfolds. It begins with John D. Rockefeller Sr., who amassed a fortune amid the muck and disorder of the Pennsylvania oil fields and left his son to deal with the public outcry. It follows Rockefeller Jr. as he built the charities and foundations that made the name a public institution. And it tracks the lives of the 5 Rockefeller brothers. Here then is Laurance, clever and charming as a youth, burned out and cynical by middle age; Winthrop, the shy, awkward, black sheep who finally made a mark for himself in the eyes of everyone but his family; JDR3, introverted and anxious even after years of proving himself; David, a man on the move who took the nation's front-ranking bank and made it number 3; and Nelson, ambitious, aggressive, the brother who broke the unwritten family code.

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the rockefellers

very interesting book but such a shame that the recording is a little echoey in places and also that the narrator cannot pronouce french words correctly
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- Vicky

It's in-between the lines

Interesting listen. I was hoping for a few secretes but as the very last line clearly states, this book was heavily vetted. Authors very clever in some small passages though as they either immediately or at a latter point completely contradict aforementioned statements. eg: "The Rockefellers had no close ties with the communist Russians" Later "No Americans got the red carpet treatment in Moscow like the Rockefellers"
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- Rory

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-08-1999
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.