Taking on the Trust: The Epic Battle of Ida Tarbell and John D. Rockefeller

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W. W. Norton & Company, Aug 10, 2009 - Business & Economics - 304 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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TAKING ON THE TRUST: The Epic Battle of Ida Tarbell and John D. Rockefeller

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Pointed contrasting portraits of the pioneering investigative journalist and the titan of industry.Weinberg (Journalism/Univ. of Missouri; Telling the Untold Story: How Investigative Reporters are ... Read full review

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This is a fascinating and well-written account of the development of monopoly capitalism and the birth of investigative journalism. America's first oil boom, in northwestern Pennsylvania in the 1860s ... Read full review


A Young Adult Portrait in Oil 2 1
Lost and Found
6 Discovering the Power ofthe Printed Word
M1 Unearthing Skeletons
11 Researching the Behemoth
A Question of Character 2 29
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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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