My Paper Chase by Harold Evans
True Stories of Vanished Times

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In My Paper Chase, Harold Evans recounts the wild and wonderful tale of newspapering life. His story stretches from the 1930s to his service in WWII, through towns big and off the map. He discusses his passion for the crusading style of reportage he championed, his clashes with Rupert Murdoch, and his struggle to use journalism to better the lives of those less fortunate. There's a star-studded cast and a tremendously vivid sense of what once was: the lead type, the smell of the presses, eccentrics throughout, and angry editors screaming over the intercoms. My Paper Chase tells the story of Evans's great loves: newspapers and Tina Brown, the bright, young journalist who became his wife.

In an age when newspapers everywhere are under threat, My Paper Chase is not just a glorious recounting of an amazing life, but a nostalgic journey in black and white.
 

About Harold Evans

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From 1997 to 1999, Harold Evans was Editorial Director and Vice Chairman of U.S. News and World Report, the New York Daily News, and Fast Company. He was President and Publisher of the Random House Trade Group from 1990 to 1997. He lives in New York City.
 
Published October 16, 2009 by Little, Brown and Company. 592 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Business & Economics, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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One of the great editors of our era chronicles his life in news reporting and book publishing.

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Publishers Weekly

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Old-school newspapering comes alive in this scintillating memoir. Anglo-American journalist Evans (The American Century ) reminisces about his rise up the ladder

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The New York Times

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Harold Evans offers an intriguing yet lopsided memoir of a life in the fast-vanishing world of ink-and-paper journalism.

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The New York Times

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In his new memoir, Harold Evans recalls an exuberant run in 20th-century journalism.

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The New Yorker

Online version of the weekly magazine, with current articles, cartoons, blogs, audio, video, slide shows, an archive of articles and abstracts back to 1925

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