My Paper Chase: True Stories of Vanished Times: An Autobiography

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Little, Brown Book Group, Oct 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 512 pages

From a wartime beach in Wales to the gleaming skyscrapers of twenty-first-century Manhattan, the extraordinary career of Fleet Street legend Harold Evans has spanned five decades of tumultuous social, political and creative change. Just how did a working class Lancashire boy, who failed the eleven-plus, rise to a position where he could so effectively give voice to the unheard?

Born in the bleak years between the wars in the sprawl of Greater Manchester into a thrifty, diligent and loving family, Evans inherited only the privilege of his parents' example. Theirs was a work ethic that led Evans through night school classes, national service and a passionate commitment to regional life, and, finally, to his unassailably successful editorship of one of our greatest newspapers, the Sunday Times. Whether unpicking the murderous chaos of Bloody Sunday, pursuing a foreign correspondent's murderers or uncovering the atrocity of Thalidomide, this consummate newsman evokes his contagious passion: for the real story and the truth.

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MY PAPER CHASE: True Stories of Vanished Times

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One of the great editors of our era chronicles his life in news reporting and book publishing.As editor of the London Sunday Times and The Times, and later as president and publisher of Random House ... Read full review

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Evans writes like a true storyteller... and the descriptions of the newsrooms he worked in back in the day of hot metal are fascinating. This is a read you just can't put down! Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Harold Evans was editor of the Sunday Times from 1967 to 1981, and became responsible for its crusading style of investigative reporting, he has lived in the USA since 1984.

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