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James RosenExhaustively researched and elegantly written, The Uncrowned King brims with charming characters and stories. It deftly captures the bygone era of Gilded Age newspapering, when rival millionaire publishers launched epic crusades and talent raids, built skyscrapers and yachts as monuments to their success and staged stunts and promotions to captivate a city teeming with aristocrats and immigrants. In making this valuable contribution to the literature of Hearst and the history of journalism, Whyte reminds us how much fun newspapers used to be, how central a role they once occupied—dozens of them, churning out as many as 40 editions a day—in the American metropolis.
—The Washington Post