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DuPonts have influenced affairs of state since the presidency of Thomas Jefferson. Theirs is a dynasty of wealth and power dating back to the French aristocracy of King Louis XVI--a dynasty born of explosive black powder. This deadly powder enabled the family to amass one of the greatest fortunes in US history, but at what cost was it earned? We follow the family's rise to power--from building a gunpowder empire to dominating today's chemical industry.

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