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TAKING ON THE TRUST The Epic Battle of Ida Tarbell and John D. Rockefeller

by | Read by Pam Ward

History • 12 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

As John D. Rockefeller builds his fortune in the oil industry that eventually becomes Standard Oil, journalist Ida Tarbell, his nemesis, investigates his business tactics. Her goal is to bust the trust that controls Standard Oil and its various subsidiaries. Pam Ward narrates this history of the oil industry, paying careful attention to the details laid out in Weinberg's research. Ward’s evenly paced narration elucidates each event, each twist of fate. Point by point, event by event, her no-nonsense performance invokes the tenacity of Rockefeller, who fights to keep his empire, and Tarbell, who is determined to bring competition into the marketplace. Ward effortlessly holds the listener's attention with her straightforward delivery of Weinberg's complex tapestry of history and biography. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 08]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2008

CS ISBN 9781433212215 $29.95 • Nine cassettes

CD ISBN 9781433212222 $29.95 • Ten CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2008

CS ISBN 9781433212192 $72.95 • Nine cassettes

CD ISBN 9781433212208 $90.00 • Ten CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781433212239 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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