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

by Steve Weinberg

eBook Taking on the Trust: How Ida Tarbell Brought Down John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil ePub
Author: Steve Weinberg
Language: English
ISBN: 0393335518
ISBN13: 978-0393335514
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (August 10, 2009)
Pages: 336
Category: Industries
Subcategory: Perfomance
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 347
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ePub file: 1269 kb
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Taking on the Trust is an interleaved biography of John D Rockefeller and Ida M Tarbell. It is also, to a lesser extent a history of Standard Oil and the magazine business as it existed in the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Taking on the Trust is an interleaved biography of John D Rockefeller and Ida M Tarbell. I had read various books about Rockefeller including the Chernow biography, and I had read Tarbell's masterpiece of investigative reporting The History of the Standard Oil Trust.

Author Steve Weinberg is a fraud-and all readers of Taking on the Trust: How Ida Tarbell Brought Down John D. Rockerfeller and Standard Oil will be forever grateful that he is! Ostensibly a dual biography of dogged journalist Ida Tarbell and stealthy monopolist John D. Rockerfeller. Rockerfeller, Steinberg’s book is an immensely greater literary treat. Even his admission in the preface that this book is a hybrid of biography and dramatic narrative is a vast and humble understatement

A Story That Ought to Thrill Any Investigative Reporter. "As a journalistic icon, Tarbell serves as both a high water mark for effective journalism and a sobering reminder of the limited power of the pe.

A Story That Ought to Thrill Any Investigative Reporter. - - Tom Abate, San Francisco Chronicle "Should be required reading in every newsroom in America. - Kitty Kelley, author of The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty "The perfect marriage of author and subject. - David Maraniss, author of They Marched Into Sunlight "A story that ought to thrill any investigative reporter.

How an investigative journalist brought down standard oil. Abstract: How a female investigative journalist brought down the world's greatest tycoon and broke up the Standard Oil monopoly. Издание: 1st. Язык: english.

When I came across Tarbell’s books, it was clear that they were revealing documents. She wanted to write full-time and taste life outside small-town Pennsylvania. She threw herself into cafe life and became fascinated with the militant feminists of the French Revolution, who had preached a different way of life over two centuries earlier.

Long before the rise of mega-corporations like Wal-Mart and Microsoft, Standard Oil controlled the oil industry with a monopolistic force unprecedented in American business history.

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How a female investigative journalist brought down the world’s greatest tycoon and broke up the Standard Oil monopoly. Long before the rise of mega-corporations like Wal-Mart and Microsoft, Standard Oil controlled the oil industry with a monopolistic force unprecedented in American business history.

He began this book as a biography of Ida Tarbell, whose detailed report on. .Taking on the Trust is lively and clear The book includes vivid descriptions of Tarbell's childhood in the early oil fields.

He began this book as a biography of Ida Tarbell, whose detailed report on the machinations of the Standard Oil Company, first published serially in McClure's Magazine in 1902, was one of the most famous antitrust indictments of the Progressive Era. Weinberg admires Tarbell for obvious reasons. Taking on the Trust is lively and clear.

Author Steve Weinberg writes that Ida Tarbell's expose of John D. Rockefeller and his Standard Oil Company is "arguably the greatest work of investigative journalism ever written

Author Steve Weinberg writes that Ida Tarbell's expose of John D. Rockefeller and his Standard Oil Company is "arguably the greatest work of investigative journalism ever written. As a veteran investigative journalist myself, I wouldn't argue with that because Steve Weinberg is one of the best investigative biographers in our imperiled craft. I say "imperiled" because the newspapers that largely support our work are in an alarming state of decline.

“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.16 pages of illustrations
Mr Freeman
Steve Weinberg, who knows the territory better than most, makes you feel like you were in the delivery room of the birth of investigative reporting. He gets inside the times and heads of his protagonists, Tarbell and Rockefeller, to deftly set up the dynamic between them: tension, suspicion, a weird combination of loathing and admiration. What I loved about the book was how modern it feels--Tarbell as the prototypical investigative journalist, a writer first and foremost with a lion's heart, who alternately basks in her talents and worries often that she has stepped over the line that demarcates dispassionate journalism from advocacy. Even Weinberg intimates that Tarbell may have now and then crossed that line. Meanwhile, there is Rockefeller, a man not without feeling or sensitivites, who nonetheless cannot escape the notion that his wealth must be some divine sign that he is deserving of it. It isn't hard to flashforward to the contemporary, often rancorous debate over journalistic objectivty versus advocacy, or to see Rockefeller and his attitudes at play in the current economic meltdown. For it has been the new "smartest guys in the room"--echoing Rockefellers greed but propelled by hubris instead of religion--who amount to the Robber Barons of this decade.
Quynaus
Taking on the Trust is an interleaved biography of John D Rockefeller and Ida M Tarbell. It is also, to a lesser extent a history of Standard Oil and the magazine business as it existed in the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

I had read various books about Rockefeller including the Chernow biography, and I had read Tarbell's masterpiece of investigative reporting The History of the Standard Oil Trust. This book ties them together in a very readable and accessible manner. It's biography of Tarbell is an important part of the book as she is shown to have been a truly remarkable woman for any time.

The twin biographies would have made a compelling movie.
lolike
Having read Chernow's definitive biography of Rockefeller, I was eager to find out more about "Miss Tarbell", the woman who brought down Standard Oil. Weinberg does an excellent job of bringing Tarbell to life, and, in particular, in describing her critical role in establishing the press as a check on the power of business. The dynamic she helped create has proven to be one of the enduring realities facing American business in the 20th and 21st centuries. We are all indebted to Tarbell for ensuring that the actions of our most powerful businesses would be subject to scrutiny by the press and the government.
Nikok
Steve Weinberg, one of America's most accomplished Journalism professors, has taken a "busman's holiday," in writing this fascinating and beautifully researched book. Weinberg, an inspiration to several generations of University of Missouri students, has written about one of his own heroes who no doubt helped influence his rather prestigious academic pathway. He has most satisfyingly delved into the epic battle of a single, brilliant young woman who successfully defined the power of the free press in 1904, pioneering investigative journalist Ida Tarbell who "muckraked" up the expensive and deep sediment underneath Standard Oil, standing alone against the awesome wealth and power of John D. Rockefeller.
Prof. Weinberg is as complete and intimate with his subject as any historian. Infused into this book is his profound sense of appreciation of the fierce, burning integrity and inspirational relentlessness of Ida Tarbell. He makes an excellent case for her monumental, fearless work "The History of the Standard Oil Company," as being the greatest work of investigative journalism ever written. The rich and world-saving traditions of the press in the twentieth century in many ways find their roots in Tarbell and her publisher Samuel McClure, who proved that the battle armor of a democratic society is its free press; without it, the people live in the dark.
This book will give the reader a completely refreshed pride in discovering that history can be riveting. In addition, it holds tremendous insight into the late-nineteenth century roots of the women's movement for equal rights, as well as the revolution for the rights of America's workers at the hands of monopolistic, big business. Ida Tarbell will become one of your new heroes.
Qiahmagha
Exceptionally well written book by a renowned current day investigative reporter about one of our first and foremost investigative reporters, Ida Tarbell. You'll learn about REAL American history starting with the early days of the oil business, thru the Civil War and into the industrial boom of the early 20th Century. Its an extremely perceptive American historical masterpiece and a real life feminist saga not to be missed by men and women alike.
Camper
This is a lovely book with a lively prose style that keeps the reader moving right along as the story progresses. It is a history lesson as well, and any reader who seeks in-depth, accurate pictures of America's past, will relish pitting the genius and determination of a young woman journalist against one of this nation's most notorious Robber Barons. One of the best of this crop of new books.
Xtani
Love it!! Its a book that gives you a little bit of information about USA and the oil companies. I love that they show you the life of each character. I love the determination that Rockefeller had in his life.
Having no knowledge of Ida Tarbell but interested in Rockefeller, I found this book a great read.
The author covers the subject in enough detail to make you knowledgable but doesn't get into minutia and bore you.
Ms. Tarbell is definitely a good role model for women and journalists of both sexes. Most current day journalists could revisit her standards.
The book provides plenty of pictures and tells a great story of a forgotten event of the period.
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