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Josephus Daniels : his life & times

Author: Lee A Craig
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As a longtime leader of the Democratic Party and key member of Woodrow Wilson's cabinet, Josephus Daniels was one of the most influential progressive politicians in the country, and as secretary of the navy during the First World War, he became one of the most important men in the world. Before that, Daniels revolutionized the newspaper industry in the South, forever changing the relationship between politics and
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Josephus Daniels; Josephus Daniels
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee A Craig
ISBN: 9781469606958 146960695X
OCLC Number: 811591324
Description: xvii, 474 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The loveliest village of the plain --
A member of the fourth estate --
Center stage --
Fusion --
A nuisance and disturber --
Cup-a-Joe --
Spendid little wars --
The great war --
To the bitter end --
Mexican sunset.
Responsibility: Lee A. Craig.
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"As a longtime leader of the Democratic Party and key member of Woodrow Wilson's cabinet, Josephus Daniels was one of the most influential progressive politicians in the country, and as secretary of the navy during the First World War, he became one of the most important men in the world. Before that, Daniels revolutionized the newspaper industry in the South, forever changing the relationship between politics and the news media. Lee A. Craig, an expert on economic history, delves into Daniels's extensive archive to inform this nuanced and eminently readable biography, following Daniels's rise to power in North Carolina and chronicling his influence on twentieth-century politics. A man of great contradictions, Daniels--an ardent prohibitionist, free trader, and Free Silverite--made a fortune in private industry yet served as a persistent critic of unregulated capitalism. He championed progressive causes like the graded public school movement and antitrust laws even as he led North Carolina's white supremacy movement. Craig pulls no punches in his definitive biography of this political powerhouse"--

"As a longtime leader of the Democratic Party and key member of Woodrow Wilson's cabinet, Josephus Daniels was one of the most influential progressive politicians in the country, and as secretary of the navy during the First World War, he became one of the most important men in the world. Before that, Daniels revolutionized the newspaper industry in the South, forever changing the relationship between politics and the news media. Lee A. Craig, an expert on economic history, delves into Daniels's extensive archive to inform this nuanced and eminently readable biography, following Daniels's rise to power in North Carolina and chronicling his influence on twentieth-century politics"--

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There have been several biographies of Daniels. . . [but] none of them do as thorough a job as Craig. . . . Provides a fascinating glimpse into the mind and actions of a truly American newspaper Read more...

 
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