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Privileged Son: Otis Chandler and the Rise and Fall of the L.A. Times Dynasty
by Dennis McDougal (Goodreads Author)
Here is the riveting story of how a second-rate newspaper rose to national greatness, only to become a casualty of war-a civil war within the family that owned it. Told in a hard-edged, investigative style, it spans the American Century, from 1884, when the Chandler family gained control of the just-born daily, through April 2000, when they sold it to the Tribune Company. ...more
Hardcover, 544 pages
Published April 25th 2001 by Da Capo Press
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