Books: Journalist

ALL IN THE DAY'S WORK—Ida M. Tarbell—Macmillan ($3.50).

Few contemporary periodicals have had such an exciting career as McClure's Magazine. It launched the muckraking movement, first printed O. Henry and Willa Gather, popularized Stevenson, Kipling, Conan Doyle in the U. S., published the first magazine articles on the Xray, radium, Marconi's wireless, the Wrights' flying machine, paved the way for modern, big-circulation magazines.

McClure's greatest sensation was Ida Tarbell's The History of the Standard Oil Company. This week Miss Tarbell, now 81, tells the story in a benign, careful, unsensational autobiography which contains the...

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