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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393335518

ISBN-13: 9780393335514

Pub. Date: 08/10/2009

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

“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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393335514
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/10/2009
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,235,889
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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