Tag Archives: New York Times

Review: The Trust by Susan E. Tifft and Alex S. Jones (1999)

Subtitle: The Private and Powerful Family behind The New York Times I find newspaper histories quite interesting. In The Trust, the authors take on The New York Times and the Ochs-Sulzberger clan that has been at its helm since the … Continue reading

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Review: The Kingdom and the Power by Gay Talese (1969)

When Adolph Ochs bought The New York Times in the 1890s, it was struggling to stay alive. He resuscitated it and made it into what many consider the finest daily newspaper in America. The Times, even to this day, is … Continue reading

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Review: Scotty by John F. Stacks

Subtitle: James B. Reston and the Rise and Fall of American Journalism James (Scotty) Reston was a famous and well respected reporter, editor and columnist for the New York Times from the 1940s through the 1970s; he retired in 1989. … Continue reading

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Review: City Room by Arthur Gelb

The author began working at the The New York Times in 1944 at age 20. He retired 45 years later as a top editor. Published in 2003, City Room tells the story of those 45 years, emphasizing the historical events … Continue reading

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Review: Busted by Edmund L. Andrews

Subtitle: Life Inside the Great Mortgage Meltdown Edmund L. Andrews was in love. That’s when the New York Times business reporter began making rotten financial decisions, starting with a $472,000 subprime mortgage loan. And he kept on making even worse … Continue reading

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Review: The Wizard of Lies by Diana B. Henriques

Subtitle: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust Anyone who’s read about Madoff’s Ponzi scheme has endless questions: How could those close to him – wife, sons, brother  – NOT have known? How could his investors have ignored all the … Continue reading

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Review: The Powers That Be by David Halberstam

The Powers That Be could have been titled The Road to Watergate. First published in the mid 1970s, it details the rise of four national media: Time, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and CBS television. The Powers That … Continue reading

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Review: Almost a Family by John Darnton

John Darnton had a most unusual childhood. Although his father, Byron “Barney” Darnton, a legendary World War II war correspondent for the New York Times, died when John was an infant, the son was raised in the shadow of his … Continue reading

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