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

 
 
 
 
Taking on the Trust: How Ida Tarbell Brought Down John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil
Author: Steve Weinberg
ISBN 13: 9780393335514
ISBN 10: 393335518
Edition: N/A
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2009-08-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $17.95
 
 

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

Publishers Weekly

This extensively researched account of one woman's successful attempt to take on one of the largest oil companies in the world, which just happened to be owned by John D. Rockefeller, is a truly exceptional piece of work worthy of multiple listens. Pam Ward reads with vigor and enthusiasm, presenting Weinberg's account of Ida Tarbell and justice during the Progressive Era with honesty and resolve. Ward reads with remarkable clarity but never slows to a lethargic pace. While the subject may seem aimed at a limited audience, the topics of discussion are largely applicable in today's modern world, and Ward seems positively aware of this in her reading. A Norton hardcover (Reviews, Dec. 17). (May)

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