The Uncrowned King: The Sensational Rise of William Randolph Hearst

I don´t recommend this volume. Three quarters of the book is about the war in Cuba at the end of the nineteenth century. The volume  hasn´t got a lot of information about the man. The book is very long, very detailed on the Cuban issue but not very well documented on how he built his journalistic empire

 

In the book, you will find examples of his job as a journalistic manager  and his fight against Pulitzer, but is a book with a big head. The time in wich he bought a chain of newspaper is not very detailed. In the other hand, the part of the American Spanish war is too long.

You can not find many features of the man or his family. The author said that many times he was more interested in making a great newspaper than in making profits. But he didn´t wrote  much about how he made great newspapers.

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