** Ida Tarbell by Emily Arnold McCully


Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business–and Won! is the story of a woman who became an investigative journalist as a time when women were not expected to be journalists at all. The subtitle makes a big deal of her investigation of Standard Oil but I thought the general context of her career, and the sad exploitation of her talents in a men-dominated field, was much more interesting. What career she would have had today.

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