William Randolph Hearst: The Early Years, 1863-1910

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Chapter 1
1.
Vonnie Eastham, "The Life of Phoebe Apperson Hearst," MSS, in possession of author, Fort Worth, Tex., pp. 6, 10-12, 14-15 (hereafter cited as Eastham MSS); San Francisco Examiner, April 14, 1919, pp. 1-4.
2.
San Francisco Examiner, April 15, 1919, p. 7; April 16, 1919, pp. 1, 6; April 17, 1919, pp. 13-18; April 18, 1919, pp. 1, 6; Eastham MSS, pp. 7-9, 16-28; Oliver Carlson and Ernest Sutherland Bates, Hearst, Lord of San Simeon ( New York. Viking Press, 1936), pp. 282-83; Winifred Black Bonfils, The Life and Personality of Phoebe Apperson Hearst ( San Francisco: John Henry Nash, 1928).
3.
Bonfils, Phoebe Apperson Hearst, pp. 6-7, 10-11; Mr. and Mrs. Fremont Older , The Life of George Hearst: California Pioneer ( San Francisco: John Henry Nash, 1933), pp. 33-97ff; Mrs. Fremont Older, William Randolph Hearst: American ( New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1936), pp. 4-6; John K. Winkler, W. R. Hearst: An American Phenomenon ( New York: Simon & Schuster, 1928), pp. 29, 33-34; John K. Winkler, William Randolph Hearst: A New Appraisal ( New York: Hastings House, 1955), pp. 17-20; Carlson and Bates, Lord of San Simeon, pp. 5-8. Even in W. A. Swanberg, Citizen Hearst: A Biography of William Randolph Hearst ( New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1961), pp. 4-6, which is by far the most objective of the seven biographical studies on Hearst, much of the legend persists--and several authors have erroneously placed the wedding at "Stedville" instead of Steelville.
4.
Eugene Morrow Violette, A History of Missouri ( Boston: D. C. Heath, 1918), pp. 33-39, 51-52, 61; Ray Allen Billington, Westward Expansion: A History of the American Frontier, 4th ed. ( New York: Macmillan, 1974), pp. 212-13, 392-95; Frank L. Owsley, Plain Folk of the Old South ( Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1982), pp. 52-57.
5.
In George Hearst, The Way It Was ( New York. The Hearst Corporation, 1972), p. 5, the author stated: "The great grandfather of all the Hearst's came here in 1680. I do not know where he landed. . . . He was a Scotchman, that is, I take it for granted he was Scotch, because all the race were Scotch. My father's cousins, are all Scotch." Older and Older, George Hearst, pp. 2-3, corroborates the above information. Yet neither David Dobson, Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625-1825 ( 6 vols.; Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985-86) nor George F. Black, The Surnames of Scotland: Their Origin, Meaning, and History ( New York: New York Public Library, 1946) lists any surnames under Hearst, Hirst, Hurst, or Hyrst. In an extensive study, Grady McWhiney, "Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina Surnames,

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • 1 - The Romantic Legend of the Hearsts 1
  • 2 - The Rebel from California 11
  • 3 - The Newspaperman 37
  • 4 - Monarch of the Dallies 59
  • 5 - News War in New York 79
  • 6 - Yellow Journalism 95
  • 7 - The Journal's War 115
  • 8 - Political Activist 135
  • 9 - Running for President 163
  • 10 - Uncrowned Mayor of New York 193
  • 11 - Patron Saint of the Independents 229
  • Notes 265
  • Index 335
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