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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (43 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Collier, David Horowitz Narrator: Michael Anthony Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455170357
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This is the story of an American dynasty. 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 junior as he built the charities and foundations that made the name a public institution, and it tracks the lives of the junior Rockefeller’s five brothers, including David, whose name became synonymous with the world of banking and finance, and Nelson, future governor and presidential aspirant.

This is a saga of immense dimensions cast against the backdrop of our country’s history with a spectacular array of characters. Collier and Horowitz reveal the myths, rumors, scandals, and, above all, the endlessly enthralling, often shocking truth about this unparalleled American family.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A tale of family tensions and neuroses, of money, influence, and power…vivid, absorbing…remarkable!”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A startling tale emerges, shattering all we know and believe about the Rockefellers, destroying the legend brutally with significant revelations—and yet, winning a depth of sympathy for Rockefellers which three generations of PR men have not been able to manufacture.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Impressive and intelligent…Skillfully organized and presented so that it matters—not only to those curious about the Rockefellers, but to anyone curious about money and power in our society.”


  • “A skillful portrait of great wealth…A vast sweep of world-shaping episodes, dates, and names.”

    Houston Chronicle

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 2/7/2010

    " Eye-opening book. It really taught me a lot about American history and the Rockefeller's role in it. I also learned more about the symbiotic relationship between U.S. banking and politics. Pretty messed up. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 8/19/2008

    " made it thru about half. John D., John Jr., and the 5 brothers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 12/26/2005

    " Not as good as thier BIO on the Roosevvelts, I found it hard to care once they got past JD Rockefeller and JDII "

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About the Author

Peter Collier has worked as an author and editor for over forty years. During that time, he has written novels, short stories and screenplays, along with bestselling biographies. His works include The Kennedys: An American Dream and The Anti-Chomsky Reader, both with David Horowitz.

About the Narrator

Michael Anthony is an actor and director with a lengthy resume in the Washington, DC, area.