The Resource Sons of Wichita : how the Koch brothers became America's most powerful and private dynasty, by Daniel Schulman

Sons of Wichita : how the Koch brothers became America's most powerful and private dynasty, by Daniel Schulman

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Sons of Wichita : how the Koch brothers became America's most powerful and private dynasty
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Sons of Wichita
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how the Koch brothers became America's most powerful and private dynasty
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by Daniel Schulman
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eng
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Not long after the death of his father, Charles Koch, then in his early 30s, discovered a letter the family patriarch had written to his sons. "You will receive what seems now to be a large sum of money," Fred Koch cautioned. "It may be either a blessing or a curse." Fred's legacy would become a blessing and a curse to his four sons--Frederick, Charles, and fraternal twins David and Bill--who in the ensuing decades fought bitterly over their birthright, the oil and cattle-ranching empire their father left behind in 1967. Against a backdrop of scorched-earth legal skirmishes, Charles and David built Koch Industries into one of the largest private corporations in the world--bigger than Boeing and Disney--and they rose to become two of the wealthiest men on the planet. Influenced by the sentiments of their father, who was present at the birth of the John Birch Society, Charles and David have spent decades trying to remake the American political landscape and mainline their libertarian views into the national bloodstream. They now control a machine that is a center of gravity within the Republican Party. To their supporters, they are liberating America from the scourge of Big Government. To their detractors, they are political "contract killers," as David Axelrod, President Barack Obama's chief strategist, put it during the 2012 campaign. Bill, meanwhile, built a multi-billion-dollar energy empire all his own, and earned notoriety as an America's Cup-winning yachtsman, a flamboyant playboy, and as a litigious collector of fine wine and Western memorabilia. Frederick lived an intensely private life as an arts patron, refurbishing a series of historic homes and estates. Sons of Wichita traces the complicated lives and legacies of these four tycoons, as well as their business, social, and political ambitions. No matter where you fall on the ideological spectrum, the Kochs are one of the most influential dynasties of our era, but so little is publicly known about this family, their origins, how they make their money, and how they live their lives
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Schulman, Daniel
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Read by Allen O'Reilly
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  • Koch, David H
  • Koch, Charles G.
  • Koch Industries
  • Businesspeople
  • Billionaires
  • Political activists
  • Philanthropists
  • Families
  • Libertarianism
  • Free enterprise
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Sons of Wichita : how the Koch brothers became America's most powerful and private dynasty, by Daniel Schulman
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spoken word
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4 3/4 in.
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
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10 audio discs (12.5 hr.)
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9781478901174
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Z9617
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  • (OCoLC)879328414
  • 712770
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Label
Sons of Wichita : how the Koch brothers became America's most powerful and private dynasty, by Daniel Schulman
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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spoken word
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  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
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10 audio discs (12.5 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781478901174
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not applicable
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mass produced
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plastic with metal
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audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • s
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digital, CD audio
Publisher number
Z9617
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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  • (OCoLC)879328414
  • 712770
  • (OCoLC)ocn879328414
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