PHILANTHROPY: The Modest Visionary

He was born into the world as the heir to a hated name. It was a harsh and heady time, when vast financial empires were rising on the bones of their crushed competition and the U.S. was racing toward its manifest destiny as a world power. No man was richer, more ruthless or less popular than John Davison Rockefeller, the lord of Standard Oil. and no man seemed less qualified to follow him than the shy and sheltered boy who was his namesake. Yet, when he died in a Tucson, Ariz, hospital last...

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