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Taking on the trust : the epic battle of Ida Tarbell and John D. Rockefeller

Author: Steve Weinberg
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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How an investigative journalist brought down standard oil.
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Named Person: Ida M Tarbell; John D Rockefeller; John D Rockefeller, Unternehmer 1839-1937.; Ida M Tarbell; John D Rockefeller; Ida M Tarbell
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Weinberg
ISBN: 9780393049350 0393049353
OCLC Number: 154706823
Description: xv, 304 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
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.
Responsibility: Steve Weinberg.
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Undaunted by the ruthless power of its owner, John D Rockefeller (1839-1937), a fearless ambitious reporter, Ida Tarbell (1857-1944), confronted the company known as 'The Trust'. This is the story of  Read more...

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by bjanvier1 (WorldCat user on 2008-05-23)

CONTENTS Preface ix 1 Ida Tarbell: A Childhood Portrait in Oil 3 2 John D. Rockefeller: A Young Adult Portrait in Oil 21 3 Civil War: Dodging Bullets as the Oil Flows 38 4 Moving Up 64 5 Lost, and Found 84 6 Discovering the Power of the Printed Word 101 7 Far from Home, Close to Home 126 8 McClure's Magazine 150 9 Napoleon 168 10 Unearthing Skeletons 177 11 The Expose Mentality 190 12 Researching the Behemoth 208 13 Exposed 219 14 A Question of Character 229 15 Aftermath of an Expose 244 16 For the Rest of Their Lives 259 Bibliographic Essay and Select Bibliography 275 Acknowledgments 289 Index 291

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