John D. Rockefeller, king of Standard Oil, and Thomas A. Scott, the visionary behind the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, work with and against each other to control America's young oil industry. Refiners need the railroads and the railroads need the refiners, but neither one trusts the other. They strike secret deals, fix prices, purchase supply lines, and eliminate the competition. When one encroaches on the other's turf, it sparks one of the bloodiest battles in American labor history. After the dust settles, one man reigns supreme and corporate America will never be the same.