Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr - Chapter 11-13 Summary & Analysis

Ron Chernow
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Chapter 11-13 Summary and Analysis

The Rockefellers are not practitioners of conspicuous consumption. Their homes are practical and comfortable. Their Forest Hills home is once a hotel. Over the 1877 to 1883 period, they gradually shift their residence from Euclid Avenue to Forest Hill. They maintain both residences after their move to New York in 1883.

The Rockefellers continue to attend the same Baptist church, driving there each Sunday. Religion helps John D. in his business life. They remain active in the prayer meetings and Sunday school. John D. preaches temperance to his workers, having little use for those who use alcohol. Big Bill continues to visit once or twice a year and John D. tolerates the visits for the children's sake.

Chapter Twelve begins with new oil discoveries in Pennsylvania in 1875. By this time, Rockefeller operates entirely through agents. The new oil at Bradford intensifies the...

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