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

Steve Weinberg


“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

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