The Colonel: The Life and Legend of Robert R. McCormick, 1880-1955
Northwestern University Press, Feb 19, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 640 pages
This is the acclaimed biography of a giant of American journalism. As editor-publisher of the Chicago Tribune, Robert R. McCormick came to personify his city. Drawing on McCormick's personal papers and years of research, Richard Norton Smith has written the definitive life of the towering figure known as The Colonel.
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THE COLONEL: The Life and Legend of Robert R. McCormick, 1880-1955User Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
The epic story of the the contentious publisher and fervent conservative who, along with William Randolph Hearst, was a model for Orson Welles's Citizen Kane. In its heyday, writes Smith (Patriarch ... Read full review
The Colonel: the life and legend of Robert R. McCormick, 1880-1955User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Robert R. McCormick, longtime owner and editor of the Chicago Tribune during the first half of this century, makes today's media barons seem bland. The likes of Ted Turner and Rupert Murdoch could ... Read full review