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

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

by Steve Weinberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393335518

ISBN-13: 9780393335514

Pub. Date: 08/10/2009

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

At the height of the Gilded Age, a fearless and ambitious reporter named Ida Tarbell sparked a momentous confrontation with America's richest man, John D. Rockefeller, and the company so powerful it was known simply as "The Trust." Based on extensive research in the Tarbell and Rockefeller archives, Taking on the Trust is a vivid and dramatic history of the…  See more details below

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At the height of the Gilded Age, a fearless and ambitious reporter named Ida Tarbell sparked a momentous confrontation with America's richest man, John D. Rockefeller, and the company so powerful it was known simply as "The Trust." Based on extensive research in the Tarbell and Rockefeller archives, Taking on the Trust is a vivid and dramatic history of the Progressive Era and the epic clash that forever altered the landscape of modern American industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393335514
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/10/2009
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
482,814
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Ida Tarbell: A Childhood Portrait in Oil     3
John D. Rockefeller: A Young Adult Portrait in Oil     21
Civil War: Dodging Bullets as the Oil Flows     38
Moving Up     64
Lost, and Found     84
Discovering the Power of the Printed Word     101
Far from Home, Close to Home     126
McClure's Magazine     150
Napoleon     168
Unearthing Skeletons     177
The Expose Mentality     190
Researching the Behemoth     208
Exposed     219
A Question of Character     229
Aftermath of an Expose     244
For the Rest of Their Lives     259
Bibliographic Essay and Select Bibliography     275
Acknowledgments     289
Index     291

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