Collier is a descendant of Peter Fenelon Collier, who in 1888 founded Collier's, a weekly magazine focused on investigative journalism and publishing stories from renowned journalists such as Jack London, Upton Sinclair, Ida Tarbell
and Samuel Hopkins Adams.
Chestnutt, John Singer Sargent, Sarah Orne Jewett, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Ida Tarbell
, John Philip Sousa, Washington Roebling, Amy Beach, Nat Love, George Whitefield Chadwick, Louisa May Alcott, and Theodore Thomas have no existence worth White's notice.
21 in his Washington home, Bradlee could rightly claim a place among such anti-guff titans of American journalism as George Seldes, Ida Tarbell
Although he mostly glorifies Lincoln Steffens and Ida Tarbell
for their commitment to telling stories through an expansive approach to wider social problems, Starkman is also willing to dispel myths.
Bridges describes him as a "national gadfly, mocking powerful men and digging into evils in high places." "He was," writes Bridges, "a muckraker a quarter century before Upton Sinclair, Lincoln Steffens, and Ida Tarbell
were given that name for blasting abuses and corruption in America." Bridges notes, however, that Piatt had his own ethical lapse when in the 1870s he combined lobbying and journalism.
The book provides a tremendous service by offering insights into investigations by Elizabeth Cochrane, aka Nellie Bly, Winifred Black, aka Annie Laurie, as well as Jacob Riis, Lincoln Steffens, Ida Tarbell
and Upton Sinclair, all of which demonstrates to the reader that the prelude to Watergate will be well documented and very carefully presented.
Given that these events occurred less than a decade after the Rockefellers found need to rehabilitate their public stature following Ida Tarbell
's scathing investigation of corporate malfeasance, published in 1904 as The History of the Standard Oil Company, the deaths in the Colorado demanded a new approach.
Among those journalists whose blend of temperament, timing and tenaciousness has propelled them into the ranks of successful muckrakers, besides Anderson, I'd put Ida Tarbell
, Seymour Hersh, Jessica Mitford, Ida Wells-Barnett, and the team of Donald L.
The MCA was especially innovative and entrepreneurial in selling scripturally themed calendars and, most importantly, in adopting, under the auspices of "exposing sin," the muckraking style of Ida Tarbell
and others in its path-breaking periodical, The Burning Bush.
In my 2004 book Worm In the Apple, I was able to profit from all this intellectual ferment to list 24 different ways to bust what I called, in homage to Ida Tarbell
, the "Teacher Trust."
He covered Clarence Darrow's trials, worked alongside the great journalist Ida Tarbell
at McClure's and met Leon Trotsky.
I'm tempted to remind you of Ida Tarbell
's expose of Standard Oil Co.