The Uncrowned King

The Uncrowned King

[the Sensational Rise of William Randolph Hearst]

Book - 2008
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Random House, Inc.
“I’ve been watching him, and I notice that when he wants cake, he wants cake; and he wants it now. And I notice that after a while he gets his cake.” –Senator George Hearst, on his son, William Randolph Hearst

A lively, unexpected and impeccably researched piece of popular history, The Uncrowned King reveals how an unheralded young newspaperman from San Francisco walked into the media capital of the world and created the most successful daily of his time, pushing the medium to an unprecedented level of excitement and influence, and leading serious observers to wonder if newspapers might be “the greatest force in civilization,” more powerful even than kings and popes and presidents.

Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, c2008
ISBN: 9780679313434
0679313435
Branch Call Number: 070.5722 WHY
Characteristics: 546 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill., ports. ;,25 cm.

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