Breaking Rockefeller

Breaking Rockefeller
Author: Peter B. Doran
Release: 2016-05-24
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780698170773
Language: en
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The incredible tale of how ambitious oil rivals Marcus Samuel, Jr., and Henri Deterding joined forces to topple the Standard Oil empire Marcus Samuel, Jr., is an unorthodox Jewish merchant trader. Henri Deterding is a take-no-prisoners oilman. In 1889, John D. Rockefeller is at the peak of his power. Having annihilated all competition and possessing near-total domination of the market, even the U.S. government is wary of challenging the great “anaconda” of Standard Oil. The Standard never loses—that is until Samuel and Deterding team up to form Royal Dutch Shell. A riveting account of ambition, oil, and greed, Breaking Rockefeller traces Samuel’s rise from outsider to the heights of the British aristocracy, Deterding’s conquest of America, and the collapse of Rockefeller’s monopoly. The beginning of the twentieth century is a time when vast fortunes were made and lost. Taking readers through the rough and tumble of East London’s streets, the twilight turmoil of czarist Russia, to the halls of the British Parliament, and right down Broadway in New York City, Peter Doran offers a richly detailed, fresh perspective on how Samuel and Deterding beat the world’s richest man at his own game.

Breaking Rockefeller

Breaking Rockefeller
Author: Peter B. Doran
Release: 2016
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 337
ISBN: 9780525427391
Language: en
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Marcus Samuel Jr. is an unorthodox Jewish merchant trader. Henri Deterding is a take-no-prisoners oilman. In 1889, John D. Rockefeller is at the peak of his power. Having annihilated all competition and dominating the oil market, even the US government is wary of challenging Standard Oil. The Standard never loses - that is until Samuel and Deterding team up to form Royal Dutch Shell. A riveting account of ambition, oil and greed, Breaking Rockefeller traces Samuel and Deterding's rise to the top of the oil industry, and the collapse of Rockefeller's monopoly.

Anointed with Oil

Anointed with Oil
Author: Darren Dochuk
Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Basic Books
Pages: 688
ISBN: 9781541673946
Language: en
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A groundbreaking new history of the United States, showing how Christian faith and the pursuit of petroleum fueled America's rise to global power and shaped today's political clashes Anointed with Oil places religion and oil at the center of American history. As prize-winning historian Darren Dochuk reveals, from the earliest discovery of oil in America during the Civil War, citizens saw oil as the nation's special blessing and its peculiar burden, the source of its prophetic mission in the world. Over the century that followed and down to the present day, the oil industry's leaders and its ordinary workers together fundamentally transformed American religion, business, and politics -- boosting America's ascent as the preeminent global power, giving shape to modern evangelical Christianity, fueling the rise of the Republican Right, and setting the terms for today's political and environmental debates. Ranging from the Civil War to the present, from West Texas to Saudi Arabia to the Alberta Tar Sands, and from oil-patch boomtowns to the White House, this is a sweeping, magisterial book that transforms how we understand our nation's history.

Nomination of Nelson A Rockefeller of New York to be Vice President of the United States

Nomination of Nelson A  Rockefeller of New York to be Vice President of the United States
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Rules and Administration
Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 1398
ISBN: UIUC:30112104083636
Language: en
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The Beatles Diary Volume 2 After The Break Up 1970 2001

The Beatles Diary Volume 2  After The Break Up 1970 2001
Author: Keith Badman
Release: 2009-10-28
Editor: Omnibus Press
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780857120014
Language: en
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From 1970 onwards the disbanded Beatles were at last free to follow their individual interests. From that point on there were four separate stories... but they were stories that would form a complex overlapping history of quarrels and reconciliations, personal projects and sporadic collaborations. For the first time ever, a noted Beatles expert has meticulously documented the entire period of The Beatles after the break-up.

The History of the Standard Oil Company

The History of the Standard Oil Company
Author: Ida Minerva Tarbell
Release: 1904
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 474
ISBN: HARVARD:32044009592866
Language: en
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How Sherlock Holmes Deduced Break the Case Clues on the Btk Killer the Son of Sam Unabomber and Anthrax Cases

How Sherlock Holmes Deduced    Break the Case Clues    on the Btk Killer  the Son of Sam  Unabomber and Anthrax Cases
Author: Tom Walker
Release: 2012-06-20
Editor: iUniverse
Pages: 136
ISBN: 1475932278
Language: en
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This is not fiction. This is the true story of how a former New York City Police Captain of Detectives used his extensive knowledge of the deductive methods of Sherlock Holmes to provide the FBI and other agencies with break the case clues to some of the most baffling and horrific criminal cases of the last half century. Not only does the author provide break the case clues to The Unabomber, BTK Killer, and Son of Sam cases, but on the Anthrax Killer case he has uncovered a secret code, one not found by the FBI, which will re-open the debate on the FBIs closing of the case as solved. If you love detective stories, be they true or fiction, or a true crime deductive challenge, you shouldnt miss this fascinating journey with the author and the Worlds Greatest Detective, Sherlock Holmes.

Rule Breaking and Political Imagination

Rule Breaking and Political Imagination
Author: Kenneth A. Shepsle
Release: 2017-09-01
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780226473352
Language: en
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“Imagination may be thought of as a ‘work-around.’ It is a resourceful tactic to ‘undo’ a rule by creating a path around it without necessarily defying it. . . . Transgression, on the other hand, is rule breaking. There is no pretense of reinterpretation; it is defiance pure and simple. Whether imagination or disobedience is the source, constraints need not constrain, ties need not bind.” So writes Kenneth A. Shepsle in his introduction to Rule Breaking and Political Imagination. Institutions are thought to channel the choices of individual actors. But what about when they do not? Throughout history, leaders and politicians have used imagination and transgression to break with constraints upon their agency. Shepsle ranges from ancient Rome to the United States Senate, and from Lyndon B. Johnson to the British House of Commons. He also explores rule breaking in less formal contexts, such as vigilantism in the Old West and the CIA’s actions in the wake of 9/11. Entertaining and thought-provoking, Rule Breaking and Political Imagination will prompt a reassessment of the nature of institutions and remind us of the critical role of political mavericks.

The Oxford Handbook of Global Health Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Global Health Politics
Author: Colin McInnes,Kelley Lee,Jeremy Youde
Release: 2020
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 752
ISBN: 9780190456818
Language: en
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Protecting and promoting health is inherently a political endeavor that requires a sophisticated understanding of the distribution and use of power. Yet while the global nature of health is widely recognized, its political nature is less well understood. In recent decades, the interdisciplinary field of global health politics has emerged to demonstrate the interconnections of health and core political topics, including foreign and security policy, trade, economics, and development. Today a growing body of scholarship examines how the global health landscape has both shaped and been shaped by political actors and structures. The Oxford Handbook of Global Health Politics provides an authoritative overview and assessment of research on this important and complicated subject. The volume is motivated by two arguments. First, health is not simply a technical subject, requiring evidence-based solutions to real-world problems, but an arena of political contestation where norms, values, and interests also compete and collide. Second, globalization has fundamentally changed the nature of health politics in terms of the ideas, interests, and institutions involved. The volume comprises more than 30 chapters by leading experts in global health and politics. Each chaper provides an overview of the state of the art on a given theoretical perspective, major actor, or global health issue. The Handbook offers both an excellent introduction to scholars new to the field and also an invaluable teaching and research resource for experts seeking to understand global health politics and its future directions.

The Making of the American Dream Vol 2

The Making of the American Dream  Vol 2
Author: Lewis E. Kaplan
Release: 2009
Editor: Algora Publishing
Pages: 232
ISBN: 0875866980
Language: en
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Any history that touts itself as unconventional is bound to raise some hackles when it challenges traditional interpretations of our nation's past. Yet history is continually under revision. This 2-volume work, covering America''s first 300 years, differs from others in seeking to debunk numerous flattering and conventionally accepted myths.aReading between the lines of what we''ve all been taught as US history, the author probes a little deeper into what perhaps was never denied ? but was never spelled out, either. Some inconvenient questions emerge. Was lust for land the driving force behind every war in US history?In a lively narrative, Kaplan demonstrates that in many ways Lincoln was our worst wartime president (save Madison), and that Reconstruction was doomed from the start.The author describes how an agricultural hinterland evolved into an industrial colossus and a society of small towns grew into a nation of large cities. When it did, what had once been the world's leading republican government gradually edged towards becoming a democracy ? a form of government abjured by the Founding Fathers.The War Between the States and the rapid industrialization of the North was made possible by tapping the vast resources which lay underneath the land. Oil, coal, iron ore, copper, zinc, and other minerals made the US the richest and most powerful nation in the world by the end of the nineteenth century, when this book concludes.The book also chronicles the fledgling Labor movement in the 19th century, handily discredited through equation with ?anarchists, ? and explores the cynicism with which McKinley embarked on the Spanish?American War.The basic thrust of this 2-volume work is neither to expose America's blemishes nor to eulogize its virtues.a Rather, the author focuses on US history from a different perspective than is usually accepted. Readers may disagree with his interpretations but will find his arguments intriguing."

Titan

Titan
Author: Ron Chernow
Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 832
ISBN: 9780307429773
Language: en
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National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist From the acclaimed, award-winning author of Alexander Hamilton: here is the essential, endlessly engrossing biography of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.—the Jekyll-and-Hyde of American capitalism. In the course of his nearly 98 years, Rockefeller was known as both a rapacious robber baron, whose Standard Oil Company rode roughshod over an industry, and a philanthropist who donated money lavishly to universities and medical centers. He was the terror of his competitors, the bogeyman of reformers, the delight of caricaturists—and an utter enigma. Drawing on unprecedented access to Rockefeller’s private papers, Chernow reconstructs his subjects’ troubled origins (his father was a swindler and a bigamist) and his single-minded pursuit of wealth. But he also uncovers the profound religiosity that drove him “to give all I could”; his devotion to his father; and the wry sense of humor that made him the country’s most colorful codger. Titan is a magnificent biography—balanced, revelatory, elegantly written.

Spies Wiretaps and Secret Operations An Encyclopedia of American Espionage 2 volumes

Spies  Wiretaps  and Secret Operations  An Encyclopedia of American Espionage  2 volumes
Author: Glenn Peter Hastedt
Release: 2010-12-09
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 900
ISBN: 9781851098088
Language: en
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A comprehensive two-volume overview and analysis of all facets of espionage in the American historical experience, focusing on key individuals and technologies. • Includes over 750 entries in chronologically organized sections, covering important spies, spying technologies, and events • Written by an expert team of contributing scholars from a variety of fields within history and political science • Provides a chronology of key events related to the use of espionage by the United States or by enemies within our borders • A glossary of key espionage terms • An extensive bibliography of print and electronic resources for further reading • Photos of key individuals plus maps of geographical locations and military engagements where espionage played an important role

ERDA Energy Research Abstracts

ERDA Energy Research Abstracts
Author: United States. Energy Research and Development Administration
Release: 1977
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015048721487
Language: en
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Statement of Information Events following the Watergate break in June 17 1972 February 9 1973

Statement of Information  Events following the Watergate break in  June 17  1972 February 9  1973
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary
Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: PURD:32754063594737
Language: en
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Breaking the Money Barriers

Breaking the Money Barriers
Author: Dr. Michael J. Duckett
Release: 2017-10-16
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781387231850
Language: en
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When I was a little boy, I allowed my thoughts to carry me away from the extreme poverty in which I lived to a place where I knew things would be better. My seven sisters and I were orphaned and left on the streets of Detroit. We were determined to stay together at any cost! The price we paid was extreme poverty for many years. We were constantly on the run, living wherever we could find a place to sleep. Although the times were hard, we made it. I went into business for myself selling candy at the age of eight, and we soon had enough money to buy a house. It was in an inner-city neighborhood, but it was home. I worked hard and had little time to play. It was during those lean times that I made up my mind to do something great with my life. I decided someday to become wealthy and help others do the same. In my early years, I always had a job and several businesses.

Nuclear Science Abstracts

Nuclear Science Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Release: 1975
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: PSU:000047758933
Language: en
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NSA is a comprehensive collection of international nuclear science and technology literature for the period 1948 through 1976, pre-dating the prestigious INIS database, which began in 1970. NSA existed as a printed product (Volumes 1-33) initially, created by DOE's predecessor, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). NSA includes citations to scientific and technical reports from the AEC, the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration and its contractors, plus other agencies and international organizations, universities, and industrial and research organizations. References to books, conference proceedings, papers, patents, dissertations, engineering drawings, and journal articles from worldwide sources are also included. Abstracts and full text are provided if available.

The End of the Beginning

The End of the Beginning
Author: Michael Kinch
Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781643131085
Language: en
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For the first time since a 5th century Greek physician gave the name “cancer” (karkinos, in Greek) to a deadly disease first described in Egyptian Papyri, the medical world is near a breakthrough that could allow even the most conservative doctors and pragmatic patients to use the other “c word” – cure – in the same sentence as cancer. A remarkable series of events has brought us to this point, thanks in large part to a new ability to more efficiently harness the extraordinary power of the human immune system.The End of the Beginning is a remarkable history of cancer treatment and the evolution of our understanding of its dynamic interplay with the immune system. Through Michael Kinch’s personal experience as a cancer researcher and the head of the oncology program at a leading biotechnology company, we witness the incredible accumulation of breakthrough science and its rapid translation into life-saving technologies that have begun to dramatically increase the quality and quantity of life for cancer patients. In clear and accessible prose, Kinch details the remarkable history of people, science, technology and disease and presents thrilling next-generation technologies that hold the promise to eliminate cancer for some, and perhaps ultimately, for all.

Give Me a Break

Give Me a Break
Author: John Stossel
Release: 2004-01-20
Editor: Harper
Pages: 460
ISBN: 0060529148
Language: en
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Ballooning government? Millionaire welfare queens? Tort lawyers run amok? A $330,000 outhouse, paid for with your tax dollars? John Stossel says, "Give me a break." When he hit the airwaves thirty years ago, Stossel helped create a whole new category of news, dedicated to protecting and informing consumers. As a crusading reporter, he chased snake-oil peddlers, rip-off artists, and corporate thieves, winning the applause of his peers. But along the way, he noticed that there was something far more troublesome going on: While the networks screamed about the dangers of exploding BIC lighters and coffeepots, worse risks were ignored. And while reporters were teaming up with lawyers and legislators to stick it to big business, they seldom reported the ways the free market made life better. In Give Me a Break, Stossel explains how ambitious bureaucrats, intellectually lazy reporters, and greedy lawyers make your life worse even as they claim to protect your interests. Taking on such sacred cows as the FDA, the War on Drugs, and scaremongering environmental activists -- and backing up his trademark irreverence with careful reasoning and research -- he shows how the problems that government tries and fails to fix can be solved better by the extraordinary power of the free market. He traces his journey from cub reporter to 20/20 co-anchor, revealing his battles to get his ideas to the public, his struggle to overcome stuttering, and his eventual realization that, for years, much of his reporting missed the point. Stossel concludes the book with a provocative blueprint for change: a simple plan in the spirit of the Founding Fathers to ensure that America remains a place "where free minds -- and free markets -- make good things happen."

Nomination of Nelson A Rockefeller to be Vice President of the United States

Nomination of Nelson A  Rockefeller to be Vice President of the United States
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary
Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 1411
ISBN: UOM:39015082035331
Language: en
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Commentary

Commentary
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Criminal Justice
Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 63
ISBN: UCBK:C055438087
Language: en
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