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

Autor: Megan McKinney
Editorial: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2011.
Edición/Formato:   Print book : Biografía : Inglés (eng) : 1st edVer todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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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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Género/Forma: Biography
History
Persona designada: 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
Tipo de material: Biografía
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto
Todos autores / colaboradores: Megan McKinney
ISBN: 9780061782237 0061782238
Número OCLC: 703206407
Descripción: xi, 448 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical table ; 24 cm
Contenido: 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.
Responsabilidad: Megan McKinney.

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"[An] immensely entertaining book... McKinney vividly re-creates the city's no-holds-barred newspaper culture." -- Chicago Tribune "Shifting smoothly from the life of one Medill, Patterson or Leer más

 
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