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Inhaltsangabe: Most Americans know the name Du Pont. But not as many are aware of the powerful family behind the world's largest chemical company. The Du Ponts are easily the richest family in America and one of the wealthiest and most powerful families in the world. From their fortress-like complex of buildings in downtown Wilmington, Delaware, they direct the workings of a vast network of interlocking companies that encompasses the world. They rule the state of Delaware as their private duchy, and they influence and control the lives of thousands of employees and millions of citizens.
Here is the truly revealing story of this remarkable family, from the arrival in this country of Eleuthere Irenee du Pont, who was to found the firm that thought of itself as 'America's armorer, ' to the present governor of Delaware, Pierre S. ('Pete') du Pont IV, who many observers claim is already running for the 1988 presidential election.
Along the way you will meet a host of colorful and, in some cases, infamous characters: Henry du Pont, 'The General, ' who conceived and made a fortune from the Gunpowder Trust after the Civil War; Alfred I. du Pont, 'The Count of Florida', who was instrumental in developing as well as plundering the resources of that state; and his wife, Jessie, whose surviving brother, Edward Ball, refused to relinquish her trust fund, which she had left to charity, in order to amass another Du Pont fortune. And finally, Irving Shapiro, recent chairman of Du Pont Company and the first outsider to manage the notoriously clannish Du Pont empire, who is overseeing enormous changes in the company's direction and the nation's laws. The incredible deals, ploys, plots and manipulations which gained their empire for the Du Ponts, as well as the bitter feuds and struggles within the family, are rescued from the elaborate coverups and silences that the publicity-hating Du Ponts have imposed over the years are explored in detail.
Buchbeschreibung Lyle Stuart, 1984. Buchzustand: Fair. Subsequent. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP9630020
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Buchbeschreibung Lyle Stuart, Inc., Secaucus, NJ`, 1984. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. No Jacket. ".This book does not delve into many of the tangential scandals that would titillate prurient tastes, or wallow in the trivia that dominates other books on the Du Ponts. Instead, I have tried, with admittedly humble resources, to explain what the Du Ponts and tyheir extraordinary history mean for American society, its past and its future. From the facts a pattern emerged and a hypothesis was put to the test. Many of the prediction about the Du Ponts set forth in the 1974 edition, including the growing ties to Rockefeller family interests (such as Chase Manhattan Bank and Continental Oil Company, Conoco) and a reawakening of right-wing politics on the national arena, have since been confirmed. From that hypothesis a theory has been developed that has become the thesis of this book: that the Du Ponts are unique as a sociological and anthropological phenomenon in American history, at the same time as they are representative of the corporate interests for which they have for so long beenleading proponents. It is precisely the tension between that uniqueness and that representative quality which creates the Du Pont drama." Illustrated. 968 pages with index. Book is in GOOD condition. No dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 006046
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