Ida M. Tarbell : the woman who challenged big business-- and won! (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Ida M. Tarbell : the woman who challenged big business-- and won!

Author: Emily Arnold McCully
Publisher: Boston : Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tarbell was the catalyst for exposing the truth behind corruption and unfair business practices. She investigated and published works about the Standard Oil Trust for McClure's Magazine that informed the world of shady business dealings and skyrocketed her into the public eye. She wrote inspiring and engaging biographies on public figures, her most notable on Abraham Lincoln. Although largely forgotten as the
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Genre/Form: Young adult literature
Young adult nonfiction. 2local
collective biographies
Biographies
Juvenile works
Young adult non-fiction
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
Biographies Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Named Person: Ida M Tarbell; Ida M Tarbell; Ida M Tarbell; Ida M Tarbell
Material Type: Biography, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Arnold McCully
ISBN: 9780547290928 0547290926 9780605856059 0605856052
OCLC Number: 816499010
Awards: YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist, 2015
Description: 279 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: The oil region --
Burning curiosity --
Defining herself --
The birth of the octopus --
An education --
A job and a calling --
Paris --
Edging toward home --
McClure's --
An imperial nation --
Finding a mission --
Muckrakers together --
Siddall --
An unhinged boss --
The American magazine --
Materfamilias --
The woman question --
Famous --
Business redeemed --
The final chapter.
Responsibility: Emily Arnold McCully.

Abstract:

Tarbell was the catalyst for exposing the truth behind corruption and unfair business practices. She investigated and published works about the Standard Oil Trust for McClure's Magazine that informed the world of shady business dealings and skyrocketed her into the public eye. She wrote inspiring and engaging biographies on public figures, her most notable on Abraham Lincoln. Although largely forgotten as the country forged into the 20th century, her writing of the truth lives on.

"Ida Minerva Tarbell was a pioneer among journalists. Before exposés were routine, she wrote a series of magazine articles detailing the shady business practices of John D. Rockefeller, head of the powerful conglomerate called the Standard Oil Trust. Ida's articles--and the public uproar they aroused--resulted in legislation against trusts, and in government regulation of business in general. Her work made history, beyond the history of journalism. Intelligent, curious, and determined to succeed, Ida rose to prominence, becoming known as 'the most famous woman in America,' in an era when women had few options and no rights. Her story is a panorama of American life at the turn of the twentieth century, including politics, the women's suffrage movement, the economy, big business, the role of printed periodicals in informing public opinion, the literary landscape, and important people in all these areas. At the heart of the story are Ida's turbulent, roller-coaster years at McClure's Magazine and the groundbreaking work she did there. From her childhood in oil country to her pinnacle of fame to her later years as a recognized authority on almost everything, Ida is revealed as a fascinating and complex person: quirky, opinionated, reserved, adventurous, independent--a woman making her way in a man's world."--Dust jacket.

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