Citizen Newhouse: Portrait of a Media Merchant / Edition 1

Citizen Newhouse: Portrait of a Media Merchant / Edition 1

by Carol Felsenthal
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1888363878

ISBN-13: 9781888363876

Pub. Date: 12/28/1998

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

An acclaimed biographer takes on one of the world's most elusive media moguls in Citizen Newhouse. The harvest of four years and over 400 interviews, Carol Felsenthal's book is an unauthorized investigative biography that paints a tough yet even-handed portrait.
Here is the father, Sam Newhouse, who developed a formula for creating newspaper monopolies in small

Overview

An acclaimed biographer takes on one of the world's most elusive media moguls in Citizen Newhouse. The harvest of four years and over 400 interviews, Carol Felsenthal's book is an unauthorized investigative biography that paints a tough yet even-handed portrait.
Here is the father, Sam Newhouse, who developed a formula for creating newspaper monopolies in small metropolitan markets and turned it into a huge family fortune. And the sons: Si in the magazine business, with his crown jewels, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Vogue, and Donald, who runs the family's newspaper and cable television companies.
Focusing on Si's life and career, Citizen Newhouse takes the measure of one of America's most powerful yet unexamined figures. Felsenthal shows how Si's quirky behavior as a shy and awkward outsider has had a far-reaching impact on the properties he owns, affecting—and in the opinion of some, compromising—the quality of the Newhouse "product" across the country and the world. Felsenthal shines a light on the breathtaking changes that have taken place among Si’s top editors, and the fabulous perks available to members of this elite. She also lays bare the role played by Roy Cohn in the affairs of both father and son.
Citizen Newhouse provides a fascinating account of powerful and glamorous lives—and their impact on the newspapers and magazines we read every day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781888363876
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.61(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments7
I SAM'S TIME13
1 The Self-Made Man15
2 The Education of the Heir29
3 College, Marriage, and a Park Avenue Co-op43
4 Roy Cohn Takes Center Stage59
5 "What Makes Sammy Run?"77
6 Building the Empire89
7 Newspaperman?97
8 The Secrets of Sam's Success115
9 The Last Hurrahs133
II SI'S TIME151
10 Si Finds a Home153
11 Si Finds an Image171
12 The Man Almost in Charge185
13 Victoria and Nero195
14 Doing the Dirty Work205
15 Si Goes Shopping223
16 On the Prowl for Class: Vanity Fair241
17 Still on the Prowl for Class: The New Yorker255
18 All the Publisher's Women277
19 Random Fire299
20 Bucking the IRS331
21 The Collector341
22 Ruthless351
23 The Bumbler375
24 The Bully Boys387
III THE FAMILY AND THE FUTURE413
25 The Princes415
26 The Queen of Buzz Buzzes Off449
27 Hearst, Luce, Murdoch--Newhouse?459
Notes467
Index501

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