A biography written no better than the average, but with enough to interest the casual reader and to appeal to most newspaper men. Better done than Rosebault's When Dana Was The Sun. The life story of one of the big men in the field of journalism, absolute power on the Herald for a few years, but was ousted by the McCormick-Patterson interests. He came to this country from England at sixteen, hoping to make his fortune in the middle west. A bit of this and that -- jewelry design, vagabonding, and casual news stories free lance, which led to a reporter's job on the Chicago Herald. And from that point he rose rapidly to the top. Anecdotes about his ""bell ringers"" -- big stories all. Went over seas during the war as propagandist, and settled down to promotion work on his return.