For years the flamboyant and controversial William Randolph Hearst was locked in a battle with New York World publisher Joseph Pulitzer to be the king of "yellow journalism." Hearst eventually won out and his empire of tabloid style newspapers and magazines became the largest in the world. He used his media power to push his political and economic ideas into the national discussion. Despite his immense influence, he never attained his lifelong goal of becoming president of the United States. Hearst's influence over the world's media continues to this day. William Randolph Hearst and the American Century brings this fascinating story to life at a "breakneck pace that readers will love."