The Hearsts: Father and Son

By William Randolph Hearst, Jr. , with Jack Casserly
Read by Jeff Riggenbach

12.00 Hours 11/01/1993 unabridged
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The founder of the largest US media empire, William Randolph Hearst, Sr. changed the face of American journalism forever. Hearst, Jr., with coauthor Casserly, tells the family’s story, from the gold-diggings of California to the present Hearst media empire. In a detailed, straight-forward, and earnest manner, the authors examine Hearst Sr.’s notorious brand of journalism, his contentious politics, his devotion to art, his obsession with San Simeon, and his complex love life. They also profile reporters and columnists who became stars of the Hearst newspapers.

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Summary

Summary

The founder of the largest US media empire, William Randolph Hearst, Sr. changed the face of American journalism forever. Hearst, Jr., with coauthor Casserly, tells the family’s story, from the gold-diggings of California to the present Hearst media empire. In a detailed, straight-forward, and earnest manner, the authors examine Hearst Sr.’s notorious brand of journalism, his contentious politics, his devotion to art, his obsession with San Simeon, and his complex love life. They also profile reporters and columnists who became stars of the Hearst newspapers.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] brisk, unpretentious, opinionated autobiography…[Hearst] offers a stirring account of his own adventures as a WWII correspondent and nostalgically recreates the New York City news beat of the 1950s and ’60s.” Publishers Weekly
“The family saga, told in a telegraphic style, is read smoothly and unpretentiously by Jeff Riggenbach. This history in sound bites is a natural for audio.” AudioFile
“[Hearst] offers candid details of his family and personal life, and several of his journalistic tales are gripping…Recommended for those interested in the history of journalism.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: William Randolph Hearst Jr.

William Randolph Hearst, Jr., (1908–1993) was a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and the editor-in-chief of Hearst Newspapers. He was the publisher of the New York Journal American and shared a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting on the Soviet Union in 1977. He is the author of The Hearsts: Father and Son.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 12.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English