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

WEDNESDAY 12:00PM The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
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 possessing near-total domination of the market, even the U.S. government is wary of challenging the great “anaconda” of Standard Oil. The Standard never loses – that ...
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Karlyn Bowman Karlyn Bowman is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. She joined the Institute in 1979 and was managing editor of Public Opinion magazine until 1990. From 1990 to 1995 she was the editor of The American Enterprise. Bowman studies and writes widely on many public opinion topics. In 2002, she inaugurated a series of AEI Public Opinion Studies ... Read more