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The life of Nelson A. Rockefeller : worlds to conquer, 1908-1958

Author: Cary Reich
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Of all the great American dynastic families, few could match the combined wealth, power, and influence of the Rockefellers. And of all the Rockefellers, none was more determined to use these advantages than Nelson A. Rockefeller. Nelson was never content to live off the fame and fortune due him as a Rockefeller. His imperious grandfather, John D. Rockefeller, and intimidating father, John Jr., set standards and
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Reich, Cary.
Life of Nelson A. Rockefeller.
New York : Doubleday, 1996
(OCoLC)605373797
Named Person: Nelson A Rockefeller; Nelson A Rockefeller; Nelson A Rockefeller; Nelson A Rockefeller
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cary Reich
ISBN: 038524696X 9780385246965
OCLC Number: 34475012
Description: xx, 875 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Worlds to conquer, 1908-1958. 1996.
Responsibility: Cary Reich.
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Of all the great American dynastic families, few could match the combined wealth, power, and influence of the Rockefellers. And of all the Rockefellers, none was more determined to use these advantages than Nelson A. Rockefeller. Nelson was never content to live off the fame and fortune due him as a Rockefeller. His imperious grandfather, John D. Rockefeller, and intimidating father, John Jr., set standards and boundaries that Nelson blithely ignored. He pushed for.

Position within the family, and then broke a family taboo by taking his ambition to the forbidden world of politics. Handsome, ferociously energetic, charming, and ruthless, Rockefeller had a rapacious appetite for life - and for power - that showed itself in the stunning breadth of his activities and in the daring of his ideas. Nelson's sunny, optimistic demeanor masked a Machiavellian mind. At a young age he wrested control of the Rockefeller Center project from his.

Father's minions, turned the Museum of Modern Art into a world-class institution, used a midlevel bureaucratic position during World War II to run the affairs of an entire continent; through pure ego and drive he bent the United Nations conference to his will and redirected the path of history. Nelson A. Rockefeller's fierce drive to achieve would have a profound effect on a city, a state, a nation, and the world. Reich enjoyed unprecedented access to the Rockefeller.

Family archives, scrutinized FBI and FOIA files, and interviewed over three hundred individuals for the book, including many who had never spoken about Rockefeller for the record.

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