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

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Long before the rise of mega-corporations like Wal-Mart and Microsoft, Standard Oil controlled the oil industry with a monopolistic force unprecedented in American business history. Undaunted by the ruthless power of its owner, John D. Rockefeller (1839'"1937), a fearless and ambitious reporter named Ida Minerva Tarbell (1857'"1944) confronted the company known simply as 'The Trust.' Through her peerless fact gathering and devastating prose, Tarbell, a muckraking reporter at McClure"s magazine, pioneered the new practice of investigative journalism. Her shocking discoveries about Standard Oil and Rockefeller led, inexorably, to a dramatic confrontation during the opening decade of the twentieth century that culminated in the landmark 1911 Supreme Court antitrust decision breaking up the monopolies and forever altering the landscape of modern American industry. Based on extensive research in the Tarbell and Rockefeller archives, Taking on the Trust is a vivid and dramatic history of the Progressive Era with powerful resonance for the first decades of the twenty-first century.

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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

Synopsis:

“A demonstration that . . . the power of the press to expose corruption was not to be ignored.”—Paul E. Steiger, Wall Street Journal

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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.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393335514
Author:
Weinberg, Steve
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1900-1945)
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Corporate & Business History - General
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Copyright:
Publication Date:
April 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pages of illustrations
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.10x5.40x.80 in. .60 lbs.

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Product details 336 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393335514 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "A demonstration that . . . the power of the press to expose corruption was not to be ignored."--Paul E. Steiger, Wall Street Journal
"Synopsis" by , “A demonstration that . . . the power of the press to expose corruption was not to be ignored.”—Paul E. Steiger, Wall Street Journal
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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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