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The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst
by David Nasaw (Author)
The epic scope of historian David Nasaw's biography matches the titanic personality and achievements of William Randolph Hearst (1862-1951), who built "the nation's first media conglomerate" from a single San Francisco newspaper. Based on previously unavailable sources, including Hearst's personal papers, Nasaw's long but absorbing narrative gives a full-bodied account of the often contradictory mogul: "a huge man with a tiny voice; a shy man who was most comfortable in crowds ... an autocratic boss who could not fire people; a devoted husband who lived with his mistress." Wife Millicent Hearst and actress-inamorata Marion Davies also emerge with more complexity than in previous portraits like Orson Welles's Citizen Kane, whose factual inaccuracies Nasaw dissects. The author tempers the usual simplistic account of Hearst's political evolution from fire-breathing leftist to red-baiting conservative, calling him "a classic liberal" who believed in less-is-more government and deplored fascism as much as communism. Fresh insights and elegantly turned phrases abound in Nasaw's depiction of Hearst's activities as newspaper publisher, movie producer, and politician, but what's even more intriguing is the poignant personal drama of a man born "in the city of great expectations on the edge of the continent" who was buried 89 years later in San Francisco, "the place he used to know." --Wendy Smith -
Hardcover: 687 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 2.07 x 9.55 x 6.50
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co; (June 16, )
ISBN: 0395827590
Hearst Castle: The Biography of a Country House
by Victoria Kastner, Victoria Garagliano, George Plimpton
Hardcover: 240 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.01 x 12.10 x 9.44
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Incorporated; (November 1, )
ISBN: 0810934159
The Times We Had : Life With William Randolph Hearst
by Marion Davies
Book Description: She was the unofficial empress of Hollywood and she spent a lifetime as the mistress of one of America's richest men. Gathered from tapes recroded a decade before Marion Davie's death, read, in her own words, the story of a fantastic and glittering life, as never told before.
Mass Market Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.84 x 6.87 x 4.19
Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reissue edition (December 1989)
ISBN: 034532739X

William Randolph Hearst and the American Century (Makers of the Media Series)
by Nancy Whitelaw 
Library Binding: 112 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.54 x 8.83 x 5.89
Publisher: Morgan Reynolds; (December 1, )
ISBN: 1883846463

Navajo Textiles : The William Randolph Hearst Collection
by Nancy J. Blomberg
Listed under Native American Art

William Randolph Hearst : The Early Years, 1863-1910
by Ben Proctor
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Citizen Hearst : A Biography of William Randolph Hearst

The View from Xanadu : William Randolph Hearst and United States Foreign Policy
by Ian Mugridge
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press;

William Randolph Hearst : Modern Media Tycoon (Giants of American Industry)
by Nancy Frazier
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Book Description: When 17-year-old William Randolph Hearst took control of his fatherís San Francisco Examiner, he seemed to have found something he was good at. Within a few years, he was in control of The New York Journal, where he started increasing the circulation by dramatically lowering prices, adding more illustrations, and using sensational headlines and stories to heighten reader interest. At his peak, he owned 28 major newspapers and had acquired magazines, radio stations, and movie companies. Even though he failed at a political career, his influence touched nearly every aspect of the American media.
Publisher: Blackbirch Marketing; (March )

William Randolph Hearst (American Dream Series)

William Randolph Hearst, His Role in American Progressivism
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Citizen Hearst : A Biography of William Randolph Hearst

William Randolph Hearst, American

Hearst Castle : The Story of William Randolph Hearst and San Simeon
by Taylor Coffman
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William Randolph Hearst : Press Baron (American Dream (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.).)
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