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The magnificent Medills : America's royal family of journalism during a century of turbulent splendor

Author: Megan McKinney
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The riveting story of the country's first media dynasty, the Medills of Chicago, whose power and influence shaped the story of American and American journalism for four generations.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Joseph Medill; Robert Rutherford McCormick; Eleanor Medill Patterson; Alicia Patterson; Joseph Medill; Robert Rutherford McCormick; Eleanor Medill Patterson; Alicia Patterson; Robert Rutherford McCormick; Joseph Medill; Alicia Patterson; Eleanor Medill Patterson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Megan McKinney
ISBN: 9780061782237 0061782238
OCLC Number: 703206407
Description: xi, 448 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical table ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Fertile soil --
The patriarch --
Joseph Medill and the making of the president 1860 --
The great Chicago fire : Mayor Medill's personal phoenix --
The worst two she-devils in all of Chicago --
The Medill sisters' upward scramble --
Cissy comes of age --
The male cousins : heirs, pawns, victims, survivors --
Cissy : debutante countess --
Dynasty in jeopardy --
The countess and her admirers --
World War I and the creation of Colonel Robert R. McCormick --
The Jazz Age collides with The Chicago tribune --
The rise of the New York daily news : love, sex, money and murder --
The Cartier life --
The colonel of Chicagoland --
The editor wore emeralds : Mrs. Eleanor Medill Patterson's Washington herald --
Alicia Patterson, surrogate son --
The bittersweet revenge of Alicia's Newsday --
Hubris : FDR and the McCormick-Patterson axis --
The cousins in winter --
Epilogue: after the Medill century.
Responsibility: Megan McKinney.

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In the vein of Alan Brinkley's "The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century" and Katharine Graham's "Personal History" comes the first comprehensive chronicle of the Medill family--a riveting  Read more...
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"A solid account of this family."--"Washington Post"

 
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