Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print and Power.

Morris, James McGrath.

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A very good biography of the Jewish Hungarian immigrant to the USA who became a media baron and transformed American journalism into a ‘…medium of mass consumption and immense influence.’ Pulitzer is portrayed as ‘…an ambitious hotheaded, at times violent, often charitable man…’ Illustrated with well–annotated b/w photographs.

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Description

In nineteenth-century industrial America, while Carnegie provided the steel, Rockefeller the oil, Morgan the money, and Vanderbilt the railroads, Pulitzer ushered in the modern mass media. James McGrath Morris chronicles the epic story of Joseph Pulitzer, a Jewish Hungarian immigrant who amassed great wealth and extraordinary power during his remarkable rise through American politics and journalism. Based on years of research and newly discovered documents, Pulitzer is a classic, magisterial biography. It is a gripping portrait of the media baron who transformed American journalism into a medium of mass consumption and immense influence, and of the grueling legal battles he endured for freedom of the press that changed the landscape of American newspapers and politics.

Book Details

Author Morris, James McGrath.
Format PB
Publisher Harper Perennial
Number of Pages 558
Publish Date 1/01/2010
Catalogue BI001
Catalogue book number 371