All in the Day's Work: An Autobiography

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University of Illinois Press, 1939 - Biography & Autobiography - 412 pages
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In this frank and informative autobiography, the veteran investigative journalist Ida M. Tarbell tooks back on her nearly fifty-year career. At the age of eighty-two, one of the original muckrakers writes with her characteristic candor about a life spent defying categories and challenging complacency. Tarbell was the only woman in her class of forty students at Allegheny College. Upon graduation she began an internship at The Chautauquan, which was the start of a lifelong immersion in the world of journalism. She further honed her skills during a three-year stint in Paris, but the break-through came in 1894 when she was hired as a full-time writer for McClure's magazine. It was at McClure's--where she was the only woman on staff--that Tarbell made her name as a determined journalist, one of the fearless brigade of truthseekers famously chastised by Theodore Roosevelt, who used the term "muckraker" to discredit those who attacked U.S. senators in print. Tarbell wrote serialized biographies of Napoleon and Abraham Lincoln, as well as a landmark series of articles on Standard Oil and John D. Rockefeller. In All in the Day's Work. Tarbell turns her keen eye on herself, recalling the events of her fascinating life with the same honesty, verve, and scrupulous accuracy she brought to her journalistic work, offering insight along the way into the people, places, and issues of her time.
  

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Ida M. Tarbell is remembered for her muckraking journalism and her expose of the Standard Oil Company. Kenneth J. Winkle is an associate professor of history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and author of "The Politics of Community: Migration and Politics in Antebellum Ohio.

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