A riveting account of ambition, oil, and greed, Breaking Rockefeller tells the story of the upstarts and rivals who beat the world’s richest man at his own game.


— Kirkus Reviews
The drama of the oil industry in its heroic days.
— Publishers Weekly

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May 24

Washington, DC

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Washington, DC

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New York, NY

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Chicago, IL

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Santa Barbara, CA

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June 28

Dallas, TX

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