A Patriotic Pick: June 2020
“Breaking Rockefeller” by Peter B. Doran

Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here is one such title, suggested by Grateful American Book Prize judge Doreen Cole, former assistant to the dean of the Honors College at Indiana University.

Breaking Rockefeller: The Incredible Story of the Ambitious Rivals Who Toppled an Oil Empire by Peter B. Doran. A riveting account of how two bold entrepreneurs worked together to break Standard Oil’s monopoly of — and stranglehold on — a vital American industry.

Patriotic Picks is a monthly feature in partnership with the Washington Independent Review of Books.

Published on June 12, 2020

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