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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 3,583
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,220

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • He makes Bill Gates look like a Pauper!

    • By Rick on 11-04-13
    • The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 35 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 08-07-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,583 ratings

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Alexander Hamilton

    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 35 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,532
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11,706
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11,644

    Ron Chernow, whom the New York Times called "as elegant an architect of monumental histories as we've seen in decades", now brings to startling life the man who was arguably the most important figure in American history, who never attained the presidency, but who had a far more lasting impact than many who did.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Outstanding & Riveting Book!

    • By Kevin on 03-04-05

    Regular price: $56.00

    • Grant

    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 48 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4,530
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,153
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4,130

    Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don't come close to capturing him, as Chernow sows in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Book (BUT WHERE IS THE PDF FILES)????

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-25-17

    Regular price: $52.50

    • Washington: A Life

    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 41 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,504
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,587
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,561

    In Washington: A Life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. This crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!

    • By Jack Merritt on 12-24-10

    Regular price: $56.00

    • 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 1,457
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,276

    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
    • Chernow's first book as good as his later ones

    • By S. Yates on 06-01-17

    Regular price: $34.96

    • The Warburgs

    • The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family
    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Reese
    • Length: 35 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    Bankers, philanthropists, scholars, socialites, artists, and politicians, the Warburgs stood at the pinnacle of German (and, later, German American) Jewry. They forged economic dynasties, built mansions and estates, assembled libraries, endowed charities, and advised a German kaiser and two American presidents. But their very success made the Warburgs lightning rods for anti-Semitism, and their sense of patriotism became increasingly dangerous in a Germany that had declared Jews the enemy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible reader!

    • By Helen R. Cook on 05-08-17
    • The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family
    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Reese
    • Length: 35 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 11-15-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 195 ratings

    Regular price: $52.50

    • Alexander Hamilton

    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 814
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 641
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 638

    Ron Chernow, whom the New York Times called "as elegant an architect of monumental histories as we've seen in decades", now brings to startling life the man who was arguably the most important figure in American history, who never attained the presidency, but who had a far more lasting impact than many who did.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged history

    • By Nick on 02-19-07

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Grant

    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 23 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 97

    Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don't come close to capturing him, as Chernow sows in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling story of an American Icon

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-04-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Washington: A Life

    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248

    In Washington: A Life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. This crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book, Great Reader

    • By Drobnisd on 07-10-11

    Regular price: $33.60

    • The Death of the Banker

    • The Decline and Fall of the Great Financial Dynasties and the Triumph of the Small Investor
    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 512
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 457
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 461

    Ron Chernow examines the forces that made dynasties like the Morgans, the Warburgs, and the Rothschilds the financial arbiters of the early twentieth century and then rendered them virtually obsolete by the century's end. As he traces the shifting balance of power among investors, borrowers, and bankers, Chernow evokes both the grand theater of capital and the personal dramas of its most fascinating protagonists.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Severely outdated

    • By Lindsey M Hall on 11-15-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Alexander Hamilton

    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 35 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    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
    • Excellent

    • By Mauricio Sillano on 04-20-18

    Regular price: $31.97

    • The New Yorker, March 23rd, 2009 (Ron Chernow, Jeffrey Toobin, John McPhee)

    • By: Ron Chernow, Jeffrey Toobin, John McPhee
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Overall
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    "Not Insane", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Madoff and his Models", by Ron Chernow; "The Replacement", by Jeffrey Toobin; "Spin Right and Shoot Left", by John McPhee; "Tiny Bubbles", by Mike Peed.

    Regular price: $5.95