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    • Titan

    • The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 35 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    Titan is the first full-length biography based on unrestricted access to Rockefeller’s exceptionally rich trove of papers. A landmark publication full of startling revelations, the book indelibly alters our image of this most enigmatic capitalist. Born the son of a flamboyant, bigamous snake-oil salesman and a pious, straitlaced mother, Rockefeller rose from rustic origins to become the world’s richest man by creating America’s most powerful and feared monopoly, Standard Oil. Branded "the Octopus" by legions of muckrakers, the trust refined and marketed nearly 90 percent of the oil produced in America.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing story of rags to icon

    • By Arthur Wilson on 10-12-2016
    • The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 35 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 30-12-2012
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 102 ratings

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • The House of Morgan

    • An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance
    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 34 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    A gripping history of banking and the booms and busts that shaped the world on both sides of the Atlantic, The House of Morgan traces the trajectory of the J. P.Morgan empire from its obscure beginnings in Victorian London to the crash of 1987. Ron Chernow paints a fascinating portrait of the private saga of the Morgans and the rarefied world of the American and British elite in which they moved. Based on extensive interviews and access to the family and business archives, The House of Morgan is an investigative masterpiece.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Solid history of a institution

    • By B. van Caspel on 27-03-2017

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • Alexander Hamilton

    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 35 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Alexander Hamilton was an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean who overcame all the odds to become George Washington's aide-de-camp and the first Treasury Secretary of the United States. Few figures in American history are more controversial. In this masterful work, Chernow shows how the political and economic power of America today is the result of Hamilton's willingness to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An almost unbelievable tale, brilliantly told.

    • By Adam on 09-01-2018

    Non-member price: $46.83