Citizen Hearst : a biography of William Randolph Hearst / W.A. Swanberg.


New York, NY : Scribner, 1961.

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Other Title William Randolph Hearst
Subjects Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951.
Newspaper publishing -- United States -- History.
Newspaper publishing.
Publishers and publishing -- United States -- Biography.
Publishers and publishing.
United States.
Description 555 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1961.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Book Description: An exhaustive profile of the nation's most powerful newspaper mogul explores the life and times of William Randolph Hearst, his turbulent and flamboyant personal life, his controversial style of journalism, and the growth of his publishing empire.
Contents Book 5: Medievalist: -- 1: Great American enigma: -- Attracting the chief's attention -- Oddities of genius -- 2: Fiscal anarchy: -- Publicity can do anything -- Glorious spender -- Dipsomaniac with a bottle -- 3: Unpleasantness: -- Another lost convention -- Hearst by his own petard -- Death of Thomas Ince -- 4: Castle number 2: -- Don't upset the applecart -- Milk can around his neck -- When he's wrong -- 5: Building the legend: -- Hearst-Mayer entente -- King of Hollywood -- Inadequate income -- 6: Mexican "documents": -- Senor Avila investigates -- Sewer system of journalism -- 7: Castle number 3: -- Reactionary radical -- Tourism a la Hearst -- God bless America! -- Brisbane was wrong -- 8: War with France: -- Tourism a la Hearst -- No public demonstrations, please -- 9: Influences malign and benign: -- World of madness -- Hearst plan for recovery -- Bomb for Miss Davies -- 10: Hearst the president-maker: -- Man who wasn't there -- National curiosity -- 11: Hearst, Hitler and fascism: -- Tourism a la Hearst -- He has to postpone his dinner -- 12: King in residence: -- Animals have the right of way -- Sh-h-h-don't mention death -- Revolt against history -- 13: Hell-bent for ruin: -- Buy it, price no object -- Number 1 red-baiter -- Call it the "raw deal" -- Landon to the rescue -- Book 6: Phoenix: -- Tottering throne: -- Sell, sell, sell -- End of an era -- Dissecting table -- Limited Monarch: -- When all the world is young, lad -- Citizen Hearst and citizen Kane -- Gimbel's easy payment plan -- Crisis in the night -- Old indestructible: -- Man in the green suit -- Still the chief -- Down the enchanted hill -- Long live the king: -- Love as boundless as the sea -- Stop the presses -- Lawyers -- Obituarists -- Appendices -- Bibliography -- Author's note and acknowledgments -- Index.
List of illustrations -- Book 1: Prodigy: -- 1: Pioneers: -- Roughneck in love -- Bless his little heart -- Hearst invasion -- 2: Willie at large: -- Miners came in forty-nine -- Alligators, jackasses and chamber pots -- Laying the pipes -- Book 2: Hedonist: -- 1: Startling, amazing, and stupefying: -- Turning on the gas -- What will you people do next? -- Lone wolf -- 2: Gee-whiz emotion: -- Disinherited -- Want beans chowder codfish -- Madhouse -- Book 3: War-Maker: -- 1: Invasion: -- Science, murder and sex -- Yellow fellows -- Our Willie accused -- 2: I'll furnish the war: -- Crime and underwear -- Peanut club -- 3: Cuban Joan of Arc: -- Power of the press -- Enlist the women of America -- 4: Fate of the Maine: -- Hail thee, city born today! -- There is no other news -- Nearest approach to hell -- Fate of Colonel Thenuz -- 5: Hearst at the front: -- Unterrified 'mid shot and shell -- We must beat every paper in the world -- Horrors of peace -- Magnifying glasses -- Book 4: Candidate: -- 1: Eye on the White House: -- Man with the hoe -- Twentieth century -- Laying McKinley in his bier -- 2: Hearst for congress: -- Get excited, everybody! -- Death in Madison Square -- 3: Hearst for president: -- Pursuit of the grail -- Hearst "barrel" -- Rebel in the ranks -- Nero of modern politics -- 4: Moiphy voisus hoist: -- Which puppet are you for? -- Shiver of apprehension -- 5: Do-it-yourself politician: -- San Francisco in ruins -- Most artistic deal -- Roosevelt hatchet -- 6: Never again a candidate: -- Blood of destroyed democracy -- Opening Pandora's box -- 7: Once more a democrat: -- Howling wilderness -- point 38 caliber circulation drive -- Hearst as president-maker -- Columbus Hotel mystery -- 8: Bathtubs and printing presses: -- Loved only by God -- Meet me at the fair -- 9: Most hated man in the country: -- He wants war, he wants peace -- Run little American flags -- Miss Davies -- Spokesman of the Kaiser -- 10: How to make enemies: -- Jellyfish and the toad -- Political typhoid carrier -- Greeter Hearst -- Great lady passes -- 11: Man with the brown derby: -- Best is none too good -- Publicity can do anything -- Pestilence that walks in the dark -- 12: Hope springs eternal: -- Mud-gutter gazette -- South of the border -- 13: Coup de Grace: -- Problems political and marital -- Presidential timber -- Publicity can do anything -- Political murder.
Genre Biography.
History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)964902
(OCoLC)ocm00964902
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Swanberg, W. A. 1907-1992.
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