My Paper Chase: True Stories of Vanished Times

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Little, Brown, Nov 5, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 608 pages
In My Paper Chase, Harold Evans recounts the wild and wonderful tale of newspapering life. His story stretches from the 1930s to his service in WWII, through towns big and off the map. He discusses his passion for the crusading style of reportage he championed, his clashes with Rupert Murdoch, and his struggle to use journalism to better the lives of those less fortunate. There's a star-studded cast and a tremendously vivid sense of what once was: the lead type, the smell of the presses, eccentrics throughout, and angry editors screaming over the intercoms. My Paper Chase tells the story of Evans's great loves: newspapers and Tina Brown, the bright, young journalist who became his wife.

In an age when newspapers everywhere are under threat, My Paper Chase is not just a glorious recounting of an amazing life, but a nostalgic journey in black and white.
 

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Contents

yanished Times 1 Grains of Truth
Getting Up Steam
First Know Your Enemy
Hot Metal
HowI won the
Non Nobis Solum
The Sting of Disraelis Gibe
Stop Press
Scoop Scandal and Strife 13 The RollsRoyce of Fleet Street
The Third
Children on Our Conscience
Space Barons
Death in Cairo
Divided Loyalties
Showdowns
My Newfoundland

why Arent Their women Wearing Our Frocks?
Adventures in the Land of Opportunity
From Delhi to Darlington
Just Causes
Illustrations Acknowledgments
Principal Sunday Times Books
Bibliography About the Author
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

From 1997 to 1999, Harold Evans was Editorial Director and Vice Chairman of U.S. News and World Report, the New York Daily News, and Fast Company. He was President and Publisher of the Random House Trade Group from 1990 to 1997. He lives in New York City.

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