The Resource On his own terms : a life of Nelson Rockefeller, Richard Norton Smith

On his own terms : a life of Nelson Rockefeller, Richard Norton Smith

Label
On his own terms : a life of Nelson Rockefeller
Title
On his own terms
Title remainder
a life of Nelson Rockefeller
Statement of responsibility
Richard Norton Smith
Title variation
Nelson Rockefeller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Grandson of oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, Nelson coveted the White House from childhood. Before he was thirty, he had helped his father develop Rockefeller Center and his mother establish the Museum of Modern Art. At 32 he was Franklin Roosevelt's wartime coordinator for Latin America. As New York's four-term governor he set national standards in education, the environment, and urban policy. The charismatic face of liberal Republicanism, Rockefeller championed civil rights and health insurance for all. Three times he sought the presidency -- arguably in the wrong party. At the Republican National Convention in San Francisco in 1964, locked in an epic battle with Barry Goldwater, Rockefeller denounced extremist elements in the GOP, a moment that changed the party forever. But he could not wrest the nomination from the Arizona conservative, or from Richard Nixon four years later. In the end, he had to settle for two dispiriting years as vice president under Gerald Ford. Here, historian Richard Norton Smith re-creates Rockefeller's improbable rise to the governor's mansion, his politically disastrous divorce and remarriage, and his often surprising relationships with presidents and political leaders from FDR to Henry Kissinger. From the deadly 1971 prison uprising at Attica and unceasing battles with New York City mayor John Lindsay to his son's unsolved disappearance, the punitive drug laws that bear his name, and the much-gossiped-about circumstances of his death, Nelson Rockefeller's was a life of astonishing color, range, and relevance. This biography draws on thousands of newly available documents and interviews, including Rockefeller's own unpublished reminiscences
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Richard Norton
Dewey number
973.925092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.R673
LC item number
S65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rockefeller, Nelson A.
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Politicians
  • Philanthropists
  • Businessmen
  • Governors
  • Presidential candidates
  • United States
Label
On his own terms : a life of Nelson Rockefeller, Richard Norton Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 803-808) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : July 1964 "This is still a free country, ladies and gentlemen" -- pt. 1. Born to lead (1908-1936) -- The house that sugar built -- Oil and water -- "What are we going to learn today that's new?" -- "The luckiest person in the world" -- The art of the possible -- Prometheus -- pt. 2. Full throttle (1937-1955) -- A Latin from Manhattan -- At war -- United Nations -- Too much, too soon -- The general manager -- Brainstorming -- pt. 3. An authentic representative of the people (1956-1964) -- Rollin' with Rock -- Pay as you go -- In and out -- Loss and renewal -- Second chances -- The road to San Francisco -- pt. 4. The limits of power (1965-1971) -- Change of course -- Rock bottom -- Too much, too late -- Leaning right -- Attica -- pt. 5. Out of step (1972-1979) -- The boss of New York -- "The closest I'm ever going to get ..." -- The day of the dead
Control code
ocn870663482
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxiv, 842 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375505805
Lccn
2013497351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)870663482
Label
On his own terms : a life of Nelson Rockefeller, Richard Norton Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 803-808) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : July 1964 "This is still a free country, ladies and gentlemen" -- pt. 1. Born to lead (1908-1936) -- The house that sugar built -- Oil and water -- "What are we going to learn today that's new?" -- "The luckiest person in the world" -- The art of the possible -- Prometheus -- pt. 2. Full throttle (1937-1955) -- A Latin from Manhattan -- At war -- United Nations -- Too much, too soon -- The general manager -- Brainstorming -- pt. 3. An authentic representative of the people (1956-1964) -- Rollin' with Rock -- Pay as you go -- In and out -- Loss and renewal -- Second chances -- The road to San Francisco -- pt. 4. The limits of power (1965-1971) -- Change of course -- Rock bottom -- Too much, too late -- Leaning right -- Attica -- pt. 5. Out of step (1972-1979) -- The boss of New York -- "The closest I'm ever going to get ..." -- The day of the dead
Control code
ocn870663482
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxiv, 842 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375505805
Lccn
2013497351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)870663482

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