Ida Tarbell

Ida Tarbell

Ida Minerva Tarbell (November 5, 1857 – January 6, 1944) was an American writer, investigative journalist, biographer and lecturer. She was one of the leading muckrakers of the Progressive Era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and pioneered investigative journalism. Born in Pennsylvania at the onset of the oil boom, Tarbell is best known for her 1904 book, The History of the Standard Oil Company. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ida Tarbell has received more than 914,459 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 1,809th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Ida Tarbell ranks 1,807 out of 4,883Before her are Petar Kočić, Sanai, Berthold Auerbach, Marianne Weber, Mariano José de Larra, and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. After her are Simon Dach, Sabahattin Ali, Oscar Milosz, John Webster, Asclepiades of Samos, and Erle Stanley Gardner.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ida Tarbell ranks 2,131 out of 12,171Before her are Leonard Kleinrock (1934), DeForest Kelley (1920), Howlin' Wolf (1910), Anne Ramsey (1929), Jack Warden (1920), and Esther Williams (1921). After her are Barry Levinson (1942), Harold Garfinkel (1917), George Wallace (1919), Richard Farnsworth (1920), Daniel Boone (1734), and Kurtwood Smith (1943).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Ida Tarbell ranks 211Before her are Edward Gorey (1925), Archibald Gracie IV (1858), Harlan Coben (1962), Bernard Malamud (1914), John Kennedy Toole (1937), and Djuna Barnes (1892). After her are Erle Stanley Gardner (1889), Taliesin (518), Langston Hughes (1902), John Barth (1930), Johnston McCulley (1883), and Theodore Sturgeon (1918).