The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst
Baldasty, Gerald J., Journalism History
David Nasaw. The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. 687 pp. $35.
At first, it is hard to believe that the world needs yet another book on William Randolph Hearst. We have been well served by William Swanberg's Citizen Hearst, even though it was written forty years ago, and more recent books have been unimaginative retellings of familiar tales. Nonetheless, David Nasaw's The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst is well worth reading.
There's much to enjoy in this book. The author writes in an engaging and informative style, making good use of a vast array of new documents, letters and thousands of …
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Publication information: Article title: The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst. Contributors: Baldasty, Gerald J. - Author. Journal title: Journalism History. Volume: 26. Issue: 3 Publication date: Autumn 2000. Page number: 125. © Journalism History Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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