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Breaking Rockefeller - The Incredible Story of the Ambitious Rivals Who Toppled an Oil Empire

Peter B. Doran

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Length:

9h 56m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:45

Introduction
Introduction

00:17


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:45


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:30


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:16


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:44


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:28


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:16


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:35


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:14


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:07


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:19


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:24


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:28


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:12


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:46


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:02


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:31


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:39


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:45


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:55


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:53


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:00


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:35


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:09


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:33


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:40


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:35


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:58


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:44


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:00


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:22


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:16


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:36


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:53


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:50


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:59


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:25


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:54


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:21


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:13


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:07


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:33


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:27


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:56


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:57


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:25


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:29


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:48


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

00:30