William Randolph Hearst: just a name today, but once the mightiest force in American journalism. His income was $15 million a year (when it meant something)--yet he teetered constantly on the brink of financial disaster. He was a paradox: conservative on some issues, a radical reformer on others (he advocated eight-hour work days and women's rights).
He fanned the flames th...more
It is an autobiography of Wilson Randolph Hearst. Am not an American therefore I might ger a benefit of doubt for not knowing who he was previously before my interaction with the novel. However, one thin ...more
This is a very engrossing biography that covers the man's entire life without coming off as dry or scholarly at all. The history of "yellow journalism" and the Spanish-American war were especially interesting, being topics I've never known much about.
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I will admit that one of the most off-putting aspects to this book was it's tiny print. If t ...more