Chief The Life of William Randolph Hearst

ISBN-10: 0618154469
ISBN-13: 9780618154463
Edition: 2001
Authors: David Nasaw
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Description: Named one of the best books of the year by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Business Week, and GQ, THE CHIEF: THE LIFE OF WILLIAM RANDLOPH HEARST is "an absorbing and ingeniously organized biography . . . of the most  More...

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List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 9/6/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540

Named one of the best books of the year by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Business Week, and GQ, THE CHIEF: THE LIFE OF WILLIAM RANDLOPH HEARST is "an absorbing and ingeniously organized biography . . . of the most powerful publisher America has ever known" (New York Times Book Review). Drawing on papers and interviews that were previously unavailable, as well as on newly released documentation of interactions with such figures as Hitler, Mussolini, Churchill, every president from Grover Cleveland to Franklin Roosevelt, and movie giants Louis B. Mayer, Jack Warner, and Irving Thalberg, David Nasaw completes the picture of this colossal American "engagingly, lucidly and fair-mindedly" (Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.)."Outstandingly researched, elegantly but not flamboyantly written, and fair in its conclusions about Hearst"s astonishing career" (Wall Street Journal), THE CHIEF "must be regarded as the definitive study . . . It"s hard to imagine a more complete rendering of Hearst"s life" (Business Week).

David Nasaw is currently a professor of history and director of the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, he lives in Manhattan.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Great Expectations
A Son of the West
To Europe Again and on to Harvard
"Something Where I Could Make a Name"
Proprietor And Editor
At the Examiner
"I Can't Do San Francisco Alone"
Hearst in New York: "Staging a Spectacle"
"How Do You Like the Journal's War?"
Publisher, Politician, Candidate, And Congressman
Representing the People
"Candidate of a Class"
"A Force to Be Reckoned With"
Man of Mystery
Party Leader
Hearst at Fifty: Some Calm Before the Storms
Of War And Peace
"A War of Kings"
"Hearst, Hylan, the Hohenzollerns, and the Habsburgs"
A Master Builder
Building a Studio
Builder and Collector
Marion, Millicent, and the Movies
A Return to Normalcy
Another Last Hurrah
The King And Queen Of Hollywood
"Do You Know Miss Marion Davies, the Movie Actress?"
Family Man
Dream House
Businesses as Usual
A New Crusade: Europe
The Talkies and Marion
The Depression
"Pretty Much Flattened Out"
"An Incorrigible Optimist"
The Chief Chooses a President
New Deals And Raw Deals
Hearst at Seventy
Hearst and Hitler
The Last Crusade
The Fall
The Fall
"All Very Sad, But We Cannot Kick Now"
Citizen Kane
Old Age
Epilogue
Notes
Index

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