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Author McKinney, Megan.

Title The magnificent Medills : America's royal family of journalism during a century of turbulent splendor / Megan McKinney.

Publication Info. New York : Harper, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 Granby, Main Library - Adult  B MEDILL FAMILY    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B MEDILL FAMILY    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  B MEDILL    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xiii], 448 pages, [16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical table ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [357]-432) and index.
Contents Fertile soil -- The patriarch -- Joseph Medill and the making of the president (1860) -- The great Chicago fire : Mayor Medill's personal phoenix -- The worst two she-devils in all of Chicago -- The Medill sisters' upward scramble -- Cissy comes of age -- The male cousins : heirs, pawns, victims, survivors -- Cissy : debutante countess -- Dynasty in jeopardy -- The countess and her admirers -- World War I and the creation of Colonel Robert R. McCormick -- The Jazz Age collides with The Chicago tribune -- The rise of the New York daily news : love, sex, money and murder -- The Cartier life -- The colonel of Chicagoland -- The editor wore emeralds : Mrs. Eleanor Medill Patterson's Washington Herald -- Alicia Patterson, surrogate son -- The bittersweet revenge of Alicia's Newsday -- Hubris : FDR and the McCormick-Patterson axis -- The cousins in winter -- Epilogue : after the Medill century.
Summary The riveting story of the country's first media dynasty, the Medills of Chicago, whose power and influence shaped the story of America and American journalism for four generations.
Subject Medill, Joseph, 1823-1899.
Newspaper editors -- United States -- Biography.
Publishers and publishing -- United States -- Biography.
Journalists -- United States -- Biography.
McCormick, Robert R. (Robert Rutherford), 1880-1955.
Patterson, Eleanor Medill, 1881-1948.
Patterson, Alicia, 1906-1963.
Newspaper publishing -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Newspaper publishing -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780061782237 hardback
0061782238 hardback
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