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William Randolph Hearst: The Later Years, 1911-1951

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William Randolph Hearst was a figure of Shakespearean proportions, a man of huge ambition, inflexible will, and inexhaustible energy. He revolutionized the newspaper industry in America, becoming the most powerful media mogul the world had ever seen, and in the process earned himself the title of "most hated man in America" on four different occasions.
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Published March 22nd 2007 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Hearst—Ego writ large. Paraphrased…Hell hath no fury as a suitor scorned. Hearst had a liberal progressive posture while becoming POTUS was remotely possible. In the end, protection of personal wealth and the healing of a savaged ego replaced Hearst's concern for his fellow man. Larger than life, he colored and shaded his times even if he did not shape them. Both volumes of Procter's biography of Hearst are worthy reads…I strongly urge you to do so.

The later years of WRH political and personal life. Disappointing to read that Hearst Castle was built primarily for his girlfriend, not surprsing. That being said Hearst Castle is a place everyone should visit. Absolutely amazing.
Ken Kuhlken
An enlightening and well crafted biography by a writer well acquainted with Hearst and his newspapers.
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Ben Hamill Procter was a historian at Texas Christian University, where he retired as the Cecil and Ida Green Emeritus Chair in the History Department. He served as president of the Texas State Historical Association from 1979 until 1980. Prior to becoming a history professor he played football with the Los Angeles Rams.
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