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The Imperial Rockefeller: A Biography of Nelson A. Rockefeller
The Imperial Rockefeller: A Biography of Nelson A. Rockefeller
By Joseph A. Persico
Simon & Schuster, 1982, 314 pp

A well-written memoir-biography by Governor Rockefeller's chief speech writer. The tone is affectionate but not adulatory. Rockefeller, the author says, "was able, as few men are, to make happen most of what he wanted. But not what he wanted most."