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Schulman, Daniel

Overview
Works: 7 works in 28 publications in 2 languages and 1,546 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HC102.5.K65, 338.76092273
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Daniel Schulman
Sons of Wichita : how the Koch brothers became America's most powerful and private dynasty by Daniel Schulman( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Like the Rockefellers and the Kennedys, the Kochs are one of the most influential dynasties of the modern age, but they have never been the subject of a major biography ... until now. 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 now seems to be a large sum of money," Fred Koch cautioned. "It may either be 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. Based on hundreds of interviews with friends, relatives, business associates, and many others, SONS OF WICHITA is the first major biography about this wealthy and powerful family-warts and all"--
Sons of Wichita : how the Koch brothers became America's most powerful and private dynasty by Daniel Schulman( Recording )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not long after the death of his father, whose heart gave out suddenly in November 1967, Charles Koch then in his early thirties discovered a letter his father had written when his four sons were small. "My dear boys," it began, "when you are twenty-one, you will receive what now seems to be a large sum of money. It may either be a blessing or a curse." "Above all," he cautioned, "be kind and generous to one another." In the ensuing decades, Fred's legacy became a blessing and a curse. Two of his sons, Charles and David, joined forces to build Koch Industries, one of the largest private corporations in the world. But they ended up in an epic feud with brothers Bill and Frederick that spanned nearly two decades, tearing the family apart--and nearly Koch Industries along with it. Bill would start his own energy company and attain a modicum of fame as a litigious wine-collector and yachtsman (he likened winning the America's Cup in 1992 to the ecstasy of "10,000 orgasms.") After being marginalized by the patriarch because of his effete manner, Frederick became a patron of the arts and a fastidious refurbisher of historic estates. Starting with their boyhood when fraternal disputes were sometimes settled in the boxing ring, Sons of Wichita takes you inside this highly private family and traces the evolution of these four distinct personalities as well as their corporate, philosophical, social, and political ambitions. Like the Rockefellers before them, the Koch brothers are a great American dynasty. Unlike the Rockefellers, they have never been the subject of a major biography before
New music for virtuosos II( Recording )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sollberger, Sunflowers; Morris, Motet on Doo-Dah; Lewis, Inflections I; Shapey, Configurations; Imbrie, Three Sketches; Erickson, General Speech
Paths to freedom by Daniel Schulman( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the Pilgrims to protesters in Tiananmen Square, from South Africa to the American South, experience the many ways that people have struggled to achieve freedom for themselves or others."--Publisher website
The best buy by Daniel Schulman( Book )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rocky loses customers from his ice cream shop when Chip and Sprinkle's opens across the street with lower prices, and friendlier owners
Amerika no shin no shihaisha kōku ichizoku by Daniel Schulman( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's something about Mary : unmasking a gun lobby mole by James Ridgeway( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Daniel Schulman journalist

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