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Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power
 
 
Author
James McGrath Morris.
Publisher Harper  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.4 x 1.8 inches
ISBN 9780060798697
Pages/Publication Date 558/2010
Daedalus Item Code 23353
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Like Alfred Nobel, Joseph Pulitzer is better known today for the prize that bears his name than for his contribution to history. Yet in 19th-century American industry, while Carnegie provided the steel, Rockefeller the oil, Morgan the money, and Vanderbilt the railroads, Pulitzer transformed American journalism into a medium of mass consumption and immense influence. James McGrath Morris traces the epic story of this Jewish Hungarian immigrant's rise through American politics and into journalism where he accumulated immense power and wealth, only to fall blind and become a lonely, tormented recluse wandering the globe.

"There have been other biographies of Pulitzer, most notably W.A. Swanberg's published in 1967, but James McGrath Morris's is the best. It is authoritative, lucid and fair to its complicated subject."Washington Post

 
 
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