Taking on the Trust
How Ida Tarbell Brought Down John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil
“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.
Praise For Taking on the Trust: How Ida Tarbell Brought Down John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil…
— Tom Abate
A story that ought to thrill any investigative reporter.
— Michael Kazin
The perfect marriage of author and subject.
— David Maraniss, author of They Marched Into Sunlight
Should be required reading in every newsroom in America.
— Kitty Kelley, author of The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393335514, 336pp.
Publication Date: August 10, 2009