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The Lady Upstairs: Dorothy Schiff and the New York Post
The Lady Upstairs is the dramatic story of Dorothy Schiff—liberal activist, society stalwart, and the most dynamic female newspaper publisher of her day. From 1939 until 1976 she owned and guided the New York Post, the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the United States. Dolly, as she was called, made the Post one of the most dedicated supporters of New Deal ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published November 25th 2008 by St. Martin's Griffin
(first published 2007)
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Dorothy Schiff was from another century, not literally but in her personality. She grew up rich and pampered. Her first instance of public transportation was when she boarded the Queen Elizabeth liner, and she was not going in steerage. She became the owner of The new York Post by accident in order to give one of her husbands aomething to do. She gradually became more engaged. Ted Kheel called her the only publisher in New York with balls. She outmaneuvered many of her competitors to become the ...more