The Kingdom and the Power: Behind the Scenes at The New York Times : the Institution that Influences the World

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Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 555 pages
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"A landmark in the field of writing about journalism." The Nation
The classic inside story of The New York Times, the most prestigious, and perhaps the most powerful, of all American newspapers. Bestselling author Talese lays bare the secret internal intrigues behind the tradition of front page exposes in a story as gripping as a work of fiction and as immediate as today's headlines.

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Review: The Kingdom and the Power: Behind the Scenes at The New York Times: The Institution That Influences the World

User Review  - Thorn - Goodreads

This is Gay Talese's history of The New York Times from its beginning (essentially) to 1968-ish, and I recommend it highly. Talese's narrative style is amazingly fresh, and the book is just ... Read full review

Review: The Kingdom and the Power: Behind the Scenes at The New York Times: The Institution That Influences the World

User Review  - Keith - Goodreads

If I'm ever lucky enough to report in New York, I'll be glad to have read this. It is essentially a series of profiles on every major figure who worked on The New York Times from the time it was bought by Adolf Ochs to publication--by the best profiler of our time. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
46
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

A former reporter for the New York Times, Gay Talese is a bestselling author who has written eleven books. He lives in New York City.

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