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Author Weinberg, Steve.

Title Taking on the trust : the epic battle of Ida Tarbell and John D. Rockefeller / Steve Weinberg.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  070.92 WEINBERG    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  070.92 W43    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  070.92 WEINBERG    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xv, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-288) and index.
Contents Ida Tarbell : a childhood portrait in oil -- John D. Rockefeller : a young adult portrait in oil -- Civil War : dodging bullets as the oil flows -- Moving up -- Lost, and found -- Discovering the power of the printed word -- Far from home, close to home -- McClure's Magazine -- Napoleon -- Unearthing skeletons -- The expose mentality -- Researching the Behemoth -- Exposed -- A question of character -- Aftermath of an expose -- For the rest of their lives.
Summary The story of the rise of the Standard Oil monopoly in the late 19th century and muckraking reporter Ida Tarbell's role in bringing it down. The book is a study in opposites: John D. Rockefeller used his enormous wealth to establish the staid, stable family life he had lacked as a youngster. Tarbell?raised in bourgeois stability, intellectually ravenous and interested in the women's movement from an early age ?resisted women's traditional domestic role. Wishing to help address society's problems, Tarbell was lured into magazine writing. In her articles on Standard, published just after the turn of the 20th century in McClure's and then in book form, she amassed evidence that Rockefeller engaged in unfair competition and argued forcefully that all Americans should be concerned with business ethics and her reporting helped create the modern genre of investigative journalism.
Subject Tarbell, Ida M. (Ida Minerva), 1857-1944.
Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937.
Investigative reporting.
Antitrust law.
Standard Oil Company.
ISBN 9780393049350 hardcover
0393049353 hardcover
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