Taking on the Trust: How Ida Tarbell Brought Down John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil

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W. W. Norton & Company, Aug 10, 2009 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
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“A demonstration that . . . the power of the press to expose corruption was not to be ignored.”—Paul E. Steiger, Wall Street Journal

Hailed by critics on its release, this fascinating dual biography looks at two extraordinary lives and the social history of the Progressive Era. Taking on the Trust is a grand achievement by a skilled scholar and proud defender of the ever-necessary act of political journalism.
 

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Contents

A Young Adult Portrait in Oil 2 1
21
Lost and Found
84
6 Discovering the Power ofthe Printed Word
101
M1 Unearthing Skeletons
177
11 Researching the Behemoth
208
A Question of Character 2 29
229
Bibliographic Essay and Select Bibliography
275
Acknowledgments
289
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About the author (2009)

The author of six books, Steve Weinberg has been a longtime board member of the National Book Critics Circle and currently teaches investigative journalism at the University of Missouri Journalism School. He lives in Columbia, Missouri.

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