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Author Whyte, Kenneth.

Title The uncrowned king : the sensational rise of William Randolph Hearst / Kenneth Whyte.

Imprint Berkeley : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Hearst,W WHY    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 HEARST,W WHY    Available
Description 546 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 505-511) and index.
Summary Reveals how an unheralded young newspaperman from San Francisco arrived in New York and created the most successful daily of his time, pushing the medium to an unprecedented level of influence and excitement, and leading observers to wonder if newspapers might be more powerful than kings and popes and presidents. Journalist Kenneth Whyte offers a window onto the media world at the turn of the 20th century as he chronicles Hearst's rivalry with Joseph Pulitzer, the undisputed king of New York journalism, in the most spectacular newspaper war of all time. They battled head-to-head through the thrilling presidential election campaign of 1896 and the Spanish-American War--a conflict that Hearst was accused of fomenting and that he covered in person. By 1898, Hearst had supplanted Pulitzer as the dominant force in New York publishing, and was on his way to becoming one of the most powerful private citizens in 20th-century America.--From publisher description.
Subject Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951.
Publishers and publishing -- United States -- Biography.
Newspaper publishing -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Newspaper publishing -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 1582434670

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