The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst. By David Nasau. Houghton Mifflin. $35.
A great many journalists devote their working lives to the principles of objectivity, fairness, and accuracy to which William Randolph Hearst paid little tri [...]
Ralph McGill: A Biography. By Barbara Barksdale Clowse, Mercer University Press. $29.95.
Thank the gods for Ralph McGill, the great editor of The Atlanta Constitution. When the editor of the this journal handed me this book for review, the thoug [...]
Genius in Disguise: Harold Ross of The New Yorker. By Thomas Kunkel. Random House. $25.
Joe Alsop's Cold War. By Edwin M. Yoder, Jr. North Carolina. $24.95.
Wether or not it was, is, or will be the best magazine ever, The New Yorker was the creatio [...]
Civil Rights and Wrongs; A Memoir of Race and Politics, 1944—94. By Harry S. Ashmore. Pantheon.$25.
"If e pluribus unum —from the many, one—still represents the nation's goal," writes Harry Ashmore of the racial sphere, "we have been moving [...]
Hadding Carter: The Reconstruction of a Racist. By Ann Waldron. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. $23.95.
For more than 30 years, Hodding Carter was down there in the cauldron—where the moderates were practically none and the lash of hostility was [...]