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John D. Rockefeller: Anointed with Oil
Hardcover (no d.j.)
Grant Segall (au). In 1863 Rockefeller helped found an oil refining firm. Soon he bought out most of his partners. In 1870 he helped incorporate the Standard Oil Co. & soon began to buy up rivals. The firm branched out into pipelines, railroads, wells, & more, becoming the largest & most profitable corp. in the world & making Rockefeller the world’s richest -- & most hated -- man. He threatened, spied on, or stole trade secrets from his competitors. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Rockefeller’s monopoly violated fair bus. practices & broke it up in 1911. Yet Rockefeller was the biggest philanthropist of his day. He donated to inst. such as Spelman College, the Univ. of Chicago, & the Rockefeller Inst. for Medical Research. Juvenile audiences
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