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Publisher's Summary

John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937) founded the Standard Oil Company, revolutionized the oil business and, after adjusting for inflation, may have been the richest person in world history. Rockefeller's business practices were fiercely condemned, but he and Standard Oil had a policy of not responding to the attacks of critics.

Random Reminiscences of Men and Events (1909) is in part a personal memoir, in part a response to his critics, and in part a book of advice on making money and philanthropy.

Public Domain (P)2011 Aspen Leaf Media

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"Random Reminiscences" is a great title.

What disappointed you about Random Reminiscences of Men and Events?

Story, or any good stories in general.

What could John D. Rockefeller have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Write more about how he got where he was, more personal stories.

What didn’t you like about Christopher Crennen’s performance?

Nothing.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Random Reminiscences of Men and Events?

The part where John recounts his interaction with this widow that feels she was unjustly robbed in a sale. John, attempts (and succeeds) at showing HE was in the right.

Any additional comments?

Very short.

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Just average.

The book was just average. I learned very little about JDR that I thought was unique or insightful.

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  • Josiah
  • Chandler, AZ, United States
  • 12-05-12

Freaking awesome. Definitely read.

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I thought this wasn't going to be beneficial or instructive, maybe entertaining at best. I was pleasantly surprised however. This book proved to be very instructive and gave me a lot of insight in to what made Rockefeller as successful as he was.