For those who have only heard of a greedy John D. Rockefeller this is a must-read book. The author does not make Rockefeller out to be either a villain or without flaws. Rather he labors to provide a rich account of the complex issues in the U.S. during the late 1800s and Rockefeller's vital role in formation of modern American industry, especially in the refining of our abundant oil resources.
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About The Author
In an effort to bring the "guild historians" together with "nonacademic historians," Nevins proposed the creation of a journal of popular history to the AHA Council in 1938. After the Council rejected the idea, Nevins acted to create a separate organization, the Society of American Historians, "To promote literary distinction in historical writing." He also attacked the pedantry of many academic historians in the Saturday Review of Literature, which produced a sharp rift in the profession.
Nevins own distinguished works include American States During and After the Revolution, 1775-79 (1924), the magisterial four-volume Ordeal of the Union (1947-71), and the two-volume Study in Power: John D. Rockefeller, Industrialist and Philanthropist (1953).
- Easton Press (1989)
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