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The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst by David Nasaw

David Nasaws magnificent, definitive biography of William Randolph Hearst is based on newly released private and business papers and interviews. For the first time, documentation of Hearsts interactions with Hitler, Mussolini, Churchill, and every American president from Grover Cleveland to Franklin Roosevelt, as well as with movie giants Louis B. Mayer, Jack Warner, and Irving Thalberg, completes the picture of this colossal American. Hearst, known to his staff as the Chief, was a man of prodigious appetites. By the 1930s, he controlled the largest publishing empire in the country, including twenty-eight newspapers, the Cosmopolitan Picture Studio, radio stations, and thirteen magazines. As the first practitioner of what is now known as synergy, Hearst used his media stronghold to achieve political power unprecedented in the industry. Americans followed his metamorphosis from populist to fierce opponent of Roosevelt and the New Deal, from citizen to congressman, and we are still fascinated today by the man characterized in the film classic CITIZEN KANE. In Nasaws portrait, questions about Hearsts relationships are addressed, including those about his mistress in his Harvard days, who lived with him for ten years; his legal wife, Millicent, a former showgirl and the mother of his five sons; and Marion Davies, his companion until death. Recently discovered correspondence with the architect of Hearsts world-famous estate, San Simeon, is augmented by taped interviews with the people who worked there and witnessed Hearsts extravagant entertaining, shedding light on the private life of a very public man.
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Born in San Francisco, California, on April 29, , William Randolph Hearst used his wealth and privilege to build a massive media empire.
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S media. In he enrolled in Harvard College but was expelled soon afterwards for his mischievous antics. Montague and Stephen Crane. The paper reached unprecedented levels of success with a reduced price, catchy headlines and sensational pseudoscience and crime stories. William Randolph Hearst wanted more thus he purchased newspapers in other cities as well including Boston, Chicago and LA. Hearst is responsible for bringing a revolution to American journalism with his authoritarian style and dramatic approach to news.

William Randolph Hearst Sr. His flamboyant methods of yellow journalism influenced the nation's popular media by emphasizing sensationalism and human interest stories. Hearst entered the publishing business in with Mitchell Trubitt after being given control of The San Francisco Examiner by his wealthy father. Hearst sold papers by printing giant headlines over lurid stories featuring crime, corruption, sex, and innuendo. Acquiring more newspapers, Hearst created a chain that numbered nearly 30 papers in major American cities at its peak. He later expanded to magazines, creating the largest newspaper and magazine business in the world.

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Founder of one of the most extensive newspaper empires in history, William Randolph Hearst was a dominant and controversial figure in American journalism and politics for many years. His father, George Hearst , was a self-taught geologist who made a fortune in mining before becoming involved in politics later in life. Hearst's mother, Phoebe Apperson Hearst, became a philanthropist and was a regent of the University of California. Since his father was often away on mining trips, Hearst was raised mostly by his mother, and led a sheltered and privileged life as a child. His mother took him to Europe when he was 10 years old for tutelage in art and antiquities; in she sent him to St.

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  1. Publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst built his media empire after inheriting the San Francisco Examiner from his father.

  2. William Randolph Hearst was a larger-than-life figure who, for a time, controlled much of the Read about his rise and fall on upprevention.org

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