Citizen Hearst: A Biography Of William Randolph Hearst

Swanberg, W. A.

Published by Scribners, 1961
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Title: Citizen Hearst: A Biography Of William ...

Publisher: Scribners

Publication Date: 1961

Binding: hardcover


New York. 1961. Scribners. Later Printing. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. 555 pages. hardcover. Jacket Front: Photograph Of W. R. Hearst By Peter Stackpole. Jacket Back: The New York American And New York Journal HeadLines, Courtesy Of The New York Public Library; The San Simeon Menu, Author's Collection. JACKET DESIGN BY GRETA FRANZEN. keywords: Biography William Randolph Hearst America Journalism. inventory # 35729. FROM THE PUBLISHER - When William Randolph Hearst died at eighty-eight in the summer of 1951, one of the most fantastic characters in American history vanished from the scene. It is that man-in all his baroque flamboyance - who is the subject of this magnificent book, the first comprehensive and impartial biography of Hearst. Mr. Swanberg examines every side of his extraordinary subject: Hearst the millionaire, the newspaper tycoon, the politician, the king-maker; his influence on the Spanish-American War, his sumptuous life at San Simeon, and his extravagant art collecting. Readers of W. A. Swanberg’s biographies of General Sickles and Jim Fisk already know Mr. Swanberg’s skill in telling an exuberant story based on the most exacting research. A meticulously documented study, CITIZEN HEARST is lively with hundreds of anecdotes. But the great achievement is that Mr. Swanberg has calmly portrayed a baffling, controversial and important American figure. He has fixed Hearst in place; that is a major achievement. W. A. SWANBERG is a biographer and historian of the first rank. Anthony West in The New Yorker praised his first book, SICKLES THE INCREDIBLE, as ‘an altogether fascinating biography.’ Richard Harwell called FIRST BLOOD: The Story of Fort Sumter ‘real drama and excellent historical reporting.’ On reviewing JIM FISK: The Career of an Improbable Rascal, Earl Schenck Miers described Mr. Swanberg as an author of unique talents ‘who writes about the history of American rascality as effortlessly as though he were unraveling a Perry Mason mystery.’ Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and educated at the University of Minnesota, Mr. Swanberg now lives in Newtown, Connecticut, with his wife and children. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 35729

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