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Pulitzer : a life in politics, print, and power

Author: James McGrath Morris
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Like Alfred Nobel, Joseph Pulitzer is better known today for the prize that bears his name than his contribution to history. Yet, in 19th-century industrial America, Pulitzer invented the modern mass media. Morris offers the definitive biography of this remarkable icon.

"Comprehensive biography of media mogul Joseph Pulitzer"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Joseph Pulitzer; Joseph Pulitzer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James McGrath Morris
ISBN: 9780060798697 0060798696
OCLC Number: 419855231
Description: xiii, 558 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I : 1847-1878 --
Hungary / Boots and saddles / The Promised Land / Politics and journalism / Politics and gunpowder / Left behind / Politics and rebellion / Politics and principle / Founding father / Fraud and his fraudulency / Nannie and Kate --
Part II : 1878-1888 --
A paper of his own / Success / Dark lantern / St. Louis grows small / The great theater / Kingmaker / Raising liberty / A blind Croesus --
Part III : 1888-1911 --
Samson Agonistes / Darkness / Caged eagle / Trouble from the west / Yellow / The great God success / Fleeing his shadow / Captured for the ages / Forever unsatisfied / Clash of Titans / A short remaining span / Softly, very softly.
Responsibility: James McGrath Morris.

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Like Alfred Nobel, Joseph Pulitzer is better known today for the prize that bears his name than his contribution to history. Yet, in 19th-century industrial America, Pulitzer invented the modern mass media. Morris offers the definitive biography of this remarkable icon.

"Comprehensive biography of media mogul Joseph Pulitzer"--Provided by publisher.

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