Welcome to the blog for Lighthouse Books, ABAA. My name is Michael Slicker. We are a family-owned and operated antiquarian bookstore that has been open 40 years, located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Please have a look around the blog. Bookmark us or subscribe to an RSS feed so that you will be alerted when we make updates. Please follow the links to our spot on AbeBooks and our online bookstore for listings of some of what we have available. Thank you for visiting us online. You can visit us in person at 1735 First Avenue N in downtown St. Petersburg. We specialize in rare books, unusual books, antique maps, vintage photographs and more.
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Lighthouse Books, ABAA 1735 First Avenue North Saint Petersburg, FL 33713 United States (727) 822-3278
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
John D. Rockefeller, world's richest man
It is the birthday of oil baron John D. Rockefeller (1839), who is widely considered the richest person in history. He built an empire that became Standard Oil Company, transforming into a fierce competitor who bought out his rivals or forced them out of business. Rockefeller so completely controlled every aspect of his industry that he spurred antitrust legislation that eventually broke up the oil and steel industries. A devout Northern Baptist, he never smoked or drank. He tithed generously to his church. He considered his religion a major factor in his success. Rockefeller also set the standard for philanthropy, investing in educational institutions, public health initiatives, and overseas missions. His donations helped eradicate hookworm and yellow fever.
Our specialties include Floridiana (Florida History, Florida Authors, Florida Related Ephemera), American History, Literature of the South, Military History (including, but not limited to, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korean War), Children’s Literature, Maps, Leather Bindings and Rare & Unusual items.
We also have a wide variety of general stock, including a large Landscape/Gardening section, a great selection of Christian/Church History/Bible Study titles, Beat Literature, and much more. Please browse our extensive category list.
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