Ida M. Tarbell

Ida M. Tarbell

by Emily Arnold McCully

Born in 1857 and raised in oil country, Ida M. Tarbell was one of the first investigative journalists and probably the most influential in her time. Her series of articles on the Standard Oil Trust, a complicated business empire run by John D. Rockefeller, revealed to readers the underhanded, even illegal practices that had led to Rockefeller’s success. Rejecting the term “muckraker” to describe her profession, she went on to achieve remarkable prominence for a woman of her generation as a writer and shaper of public opinion. This biography offers an engrossing portrait of a trailblazer in a man’s world who left her mark on the American consciousness.


Ages: 12 and up
ISBN: 9780547290928
Price: $18.99
Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group

More

  • Just Like the Movies
  • Midnight Thief
  • Monster Needs a Costume
  • Ida M. Tarbell
  • The Shadow Hero
  • What’s New? The Zoo!
  • Rabbi Benjamin’s Buttons
  • Ship of Dolls
  • Galaxy’s Most Wanted
  • National Geographic Student World Atlas Fourth Edition
  • Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide
  • I’m a Dirty Dinosaur
  • T is for Texas: Written by Kids for Kids (See My State)
  • Loretta Mason Potts
  • Latitude Zero
  • The Best Book In The World
  • Love By the Morning Star
  • The Kiss of Deception
  • Loot
  • On My Way to School
Back to Top