By Ron Chernow
John D. Rockefeller, Sr.--history's first billionaire and the patriarch of America's most renowned dynasty--is an icon whose actual nature has eluded 3 generations of historians. Now Ron Chernow, the nationwide booklet Award-winning biographer of the Morgan and Warburg banking households, provides us a background of the rich person "etched with unusual objectivity and literary grace . . . as precise, balanced, and psychologically insightful a portrait of the mogul as we may possibly ever have" (Kirkus Reviews). Titan is the 1st full-length biography in keeping with unrestricted entry to Rockefeller's exceedingly wealthy trove of papers. A landmark e-book packed with startling revelations, the e-book will indelibly adjust our snapshot of this so much enigmatic capitalist.
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Totality. The acceptance of the first two elements as the defining characteristics of (1) the workers' total social situation and (2) the whole society. The addition of (1) adds intensity to consciousness of sectional conflict, and (2) converts sectional consciousness to extensive class conflict. 4. Alternative. Conceiving of an alternative form of power relations to existing capitalism. This will reinforce extensive and political class conflict and legitimate revolutionary struggle. I shall analyze the extent to which rising classes exhibit these components of class consciousness.
Solidarity may be highly developed within these boundaries but have few organizational connections with those supposedly in the same class. At the most they will constitute a militant sectional union movement; at the least they may form a segmental alliance with their employer, against other workers and employers. 3. Strata and fractions divide classes. The late eighteenth-century petite bourgeoisie actually comprised a varied collection of professionals, merchants, factors, shopkeepers, artisan masters, artisan men, and many others.
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