The Kingdom and the Power

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Ivy Books, 1992 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 627 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

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Extremely thorough and extremely dense! An interesting look at the Times, a paper I have always held to a mythical degree and it was interesting to read the textbook on it. Obviously quite dated, but I enjoyed Talese's conversational and tongue and cheek writing style. Read full review

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

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Though dated from an events perspective, an insightful and deliciously written history of the New York Times ("Pravda") up to the late 1960s. Much of the first hand and highly personalized portraits ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

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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