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History of the Standard Oil Company - (Belt Revivals) by Ida Tarbell (Paperback)
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Cleveland oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller formed the Standard Oil Company of Ohio in 1870. Over the next four decades, Rockefeller turned his company into a behemoth, systematically driving his competitors out of business or buying them outright. His vast fortune made him one of the nation's most powerful men, but his private empire was nearly undone by the tireless journalism of a single, determined woman. Published in 1904, Ida Tarbell's The History of the Standard Oil Company exposed Rockefeller's monopolistic tactics to the public, eventually resulting in the company's dismantling in 1911. Yet Tarbell's work is more than simply a monumental piece of reporting; it is a deft, engrossing portrait of business in America—both its virtues and excesses.
Number of Pages: 406 p. ;
Genre: History, Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: United States, Corporate + Business History, Industries
Series Title: Belt Revivals
Book theme: 19th Century, Natural Resource Extraction
Author: Ida Tarbell
Street Date: October 2, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-1811
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