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.
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. 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.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy has dustjacket retained.