A Life in Politics, Print, and PowerBook - 2010
"Traces the epic story of the Jewish Hungarian immigrant’s rise in the field of journalism, where he accumulated immense power and wealth, only to fall blind and become a tormented recluse wandering the globe, but not before he transformed U.S. journalism into a medium of mass consumption and immense influence. 25,000 first printing."
This epic biography, with its remarkable new research and vivid, fast-paced writing, will delight anyone who wants to understand the tangled history of politics and the press in modern America.” —Debby Applegate, author of The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher
“James McGrath Morris has given us everything we could have asked for in his new biography of Joseph Pulitzer. Gracefully written and thoroughly researched, his biography is easily the best we have on this remarkable man who so profoundly influenced the worlds of politics and publishing.” — David Nasaw, author of Andrew Carnegie
Pulitzer is James McGrath Morris’s definitive biography of the Jewish Hungarian immigrant who created the modern American mass media—the first comprehensive biography of this remarkable historical icon in more than 40 years.
Traces the Jewish Hungarian immigrant's rise in the field of journalism, where he accumulated immense power and wealth, transforming American journalism into a medium of mass consumption and immense influence.
"Comprehensive biography of media mogul Joseph Pulitzer"--Provided by publisher.
Like Alfred Nobel, Joseph Pulitzer is better known today for the prize that bears his name than his contribution to history. Yet, in 19th-century industrial America, Pulitzer invented the modern mass media. Morris offers the definitive biography of this remarkable icon.