John D. Rockefeller: Oil Baron and Philanthropist (American Business Leaders)

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Gr. 5-8. From the American Business Leaders series, this biography presents oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller as a determined, hardworking, and skilled businessman who rose from poverty to make Standard Oil the dominant company in the oil industry and himself the richest man in the world. Laughlin describes the general public resentment against Rockefeller later in his life, but she offsets criticism with information about his religious beliefs and philanthropy. Later in the book, the focus shifts to the activities of John D. Rockefeller Jr., who, after his father's retirement, directed the business and the Rockefeller Foundation. A short, informative biography of the world's first billionaire. Black-and-white photographs illustrate the text. Chapter notes and bibliography appended. Carolyn Phelan
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Grade 6-10-Lively and accessible, these books present their subjects in the context of their times, clearly explaining political, economic, social, and cultural issues so that even readers with little background knowledge will be able to grasp each man's importance. The accounts show readers why Morgan and Rockefeller-titans in their fields-had supporters and detractors. The explanations of business and finance are understandable without slighting the complexities of the issues at hand. Students will come away from these books with an understanding of these men and the mark they made on a growing nation. The black-and-white reproductions, mainly of individuals, are of average quality.
Marilyn Heath, Belton-Honea Path High School, Honea Path, SC
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