Taking on the Trust

  • by Steve Weinberg
  • Narrated by Pam Ward
  • 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. Undaunted by the ruthless power of its owner, John D. Rockefeller, a fearless and ambitious reporter named Ida Minerva Tarbell confronted the company known simply as "The Trust".Through her peerless fact gathering and devastating prose, Tarbell pioneered the new practice of investigative journalism. Her shocking discoveries about Standard Oil and Rockefeller led to a dramatic confrontation that culminated in the landmark 1911 Supreme Court antitrust decision, forever altering the landscape of modern American industry. Based on extensive research, Taking on the Trust is a vivid and dramatic history of the Progressive Era, with powerful resonance for the early 21st century.


What the Critics Say

"This book tells a dramatic story in an engaging style and will be a good addition for both public and academic libraries." (Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

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Annoying Narrator

Narrator does a stupid accent every time she is reading a quote, especially if it's Rockefeller. Irritating. Not bad book.
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- Nate

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-01-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.