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

Author(s): Peter B. Doran

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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 dominating the oil market, even the US government is wary of challenging 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 and Deterding's rise to the top of the oil industry, and the collapse of Rockefeller's monopoly.


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Peter B. Doranis vice president for research at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) in Washington, D.C., where he leads the center s energy horizons and defense programs.He is the author of the popular History of Oil podcast on iTunes. A recognized expert on international affairs and national security, his articles have appeared in"Foreign Policy, Defense News, National Review," "The American Spectator," and the"Journal of Energy Security." His analysis and commentary are regularly featured in U.S. and European media, such as Fox News, "The""Wall Street Journal," and"Newsweek." He holds a master's degree from Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies."

General Fields

  • : 9780525427391
  • : Penguin Putnam Inc
  • : Viking Press Inc
  • : May 2016
  • : books

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  • : Peter B. Doran
  • : Hardback
  • : 340