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The History of Standard Oil: Volume 2

Gelesen von Tom Weiss

(4,765 Sterne; 17 Bewertungen)

The History of the Standard Oil Company is a book written by journalist Ida Tarbell in 1904. It was an exposé of the Standard Oil Company, run at that time by oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, the richest figure in America's history. Originally serialized in 19 parts in McClure's magazine, the book was a seminal example of muckraking, and inspired many other journalists to write about trusts, large businesses that (in the absence of strong antitrust law in the 19th century) attempted to gain monopolies in various industries. The History of the Standard Oil Company was credited with hastening the breakup of Standard Oil, which came about in 1911. ( Summary by Wikipedia )

Note: This reading does not include any of the Appendices. (9 hr 54 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter 9, The Fight For The Seaboard Pipeline

58:57

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02 - Chapter 10, Part One, Cutting To Kill

33:39

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03 - Chapter 10, Part Two, Cutting To Kill

27:53

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04 - Chapter 11, The War On The Rebate

52:23

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05 - Chapter 12, The Buffalo Case

47:25

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06 - Chapter 13, The Standard Oil Company and Politics

36:45

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07 - Chapter 14. The Breaking Up Of The Trust

58:08

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08 - Chapter 15. Part One, A Modern War For Independence

42:36

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09 - Chapter 15. Part Two, A Modern War For Independence

28:06

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10 - Chapter 16, Part One, The Price of Oil

43:23

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11 - Chapter 16, Part Two, The Price of Oil

37:50

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12 - Chapter 17, The Legitmate Greatness of the Standard Oil Company

49:38

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13 - Chapter 18, Conclusion

1:17:19

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Bewertungen

Part 2 is even more interesting

(5 Sterne)

Continuation of the excellent Volume 1. Particularly inspiring are the people of the Pure Oil Company and their determination to stave off the relentless and ruthless Standard. The audio book is long, but very well read. I listen to the recording at a slightly faster pace.

(5 Sterne)

A fascinating insight into ne of America's biggest companies.