by Ron Chernow
Reviewed by PL
A very detailed, well researched biography of the founder of Standard Oil (Esso). He contrasts the ruthless businessman with the Baptist philathropist, who founded a school for black women and the University of Chicago.
Reviewed by JH
With almost too much detail, the author tells his well-documented tale of John D.'s rise to monopolistic power, his lawsuits, and family problems with his father and brothers.