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Pulitzer: A Life In Politics, Print, And Power [Paperback]

Item : Pulitzer: A Life In Politics, Print, And Power [Paperback]
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Author Author : James McGrath Morris
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 006079870X
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780060798703
Publisher Publisher : Harper Perennial
Pages Pages : 592
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100000601

In nineteenth-century industrial America, while Carnegie provided the steel, Rockefeller the oil, Morgan the money, and Vanderbilt the railroads, Pulitzer ushered in the modern mass media.

James McGrath Morris chronicles the epic story of Joseph Pulitzer, a Jewish Hungarian immigrant who amassed great wealth and extraordinary power during his remarkable rise through American politics and journalism. Based on years of research and newly discovered documents,Pulitzeris a classic, magisterial biography. It is a gripping portrait of the media baron who transformed American journalism into a medium of mass consumption and immense influence, and of the grueling legal battles he endured for freedom of the press that changed the landscape of American newspapers and politics.

A major biographical success . . . . A thrilling toboggan-ride tour of history. . . .Pulitzerpresents a flood of diary entries, statistics, edotirals, memoranda, and cables from its subjects many ocean voyages. In this cavalcade of American life and letters, the pages fly by.An accomplished new biography. . . .Pulitzeris not its subjects first biography. But it is by far the best at explaining Pulitzers St. Louis years.an attractive, superbly illustrated, and gracefully written account of his subject that might well catch the attention of the Pulitzer Prize trustees.James McGrath Morris has given us everything we could have asked for in his new biography of Joseph Pulitzer. Gracefully written and thoroughly researched, his biography is easily the best we have on this remarkable man who so profoundly influenced the worlds of politics and publishing.Before there was Murdoch, Berlusconi, Bloomberg, or Hearst, there was Joseph Pulitzer. This epic biography, with its remarkable new research and vivid, fast-paced writing, will delight anyone who wants to understand the tangled history of politics and the press in modern America.The name Pulitzer sheds its radial³]

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