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From the PublisherFrom the yellowed columns of newsprint, Ms. Tucher . . . skillfully draws a contemporary moral.
New York Times Book Review
[Tucher] presents the colorful story of the early penny press with all the verve, intelligence, and humor it merits.
A deceptively complex book. . . . A readable, racy, and often funny study of an important aspect of antebellum social history.
American Historical Review
This well-written book is a valuable contribution to the literature on journalism in the nineteenth century.
Journal of the Early Republic
This is scholarship as solid as oak and history as timely as today's tabloid titillation.