The hard way: the odyssey of a weekly newspaper editor

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Bridge Works Pub. Co., May 1, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 306 pages
In this inspiring story of courage and determination, Brook tells how he left the urban rat race, bought a Maine weekly newspaper, and built it into a crusading, prize-winning success. "Brook ran a wonderful newspaper with a simple formula: just tell the truth, clearly and gracefully".--Michael Gartner, NBC News President and Pulitzer Prize Board Chairman 1991-92. Photographs and maps.

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THE HARD WAY: The Odyssey of a Weekly Newspaper Editor

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The gritty memoir of a rugged individualist whose 20-year stint as proprietor of a debt-burdened community newspaper in coastal Maine was soul-satisfying—if less than idyllic. In 1957, Brook (then 35 ... Read full review


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Brook tells a lighthearted story of personal perseverance, of how he abruptly left the urban jungle of New York City to try his hand at a new career in Maine. He takes us through mid-career crises ... Read full review


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Brook was a fighter pilot and Wall Street executive before buying The Star in 1958.

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