THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE by Philip Kinsley

THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

History through the pages of a newspaper, tracing the first fifty years of its existence, when the impact on the life of the period presents an interesting angle on the nation's history during a momentous period. This is the first of two volumes; it traces the annals, the triumphs and defeats, the policies, the picture of a newspaper in its infancy, adolescence and early maturity through the portraits of the men who directed its policies, through the attitudes towards politics, towards the issue of slavery, of states' rights, presidential candidates, and the Civil War. The Chicago Tribune became a vital factor in the life not only of the city but the district, Progress of circulation, news coverage, mechanical equipment, the histories of Scripps and the Medills -- all combine to make this a sturdy foundation for the second volume which will deal with the paper from Reconstruction on. This book is part of a series presenting newspapers of the country.

Pub Date: May 17th, 1943
Publisher: Knopf