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Privileged Son Otis Chandler and the Rise and Fall of the L.A. Times Dynasty (Paperback)

Author:  Dennis McDougal
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0306811618
ISBN-13: 9780306811616
Sku: 30940296
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Pages:  528
Age Range:  NA
 
First time in paperback: Based on unprecedented access to the Chandler dynasty, the best-selling story of Otis Chandler, media mogul extraordinaire and former owner of the Los Angeles Times
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First time in paperback: Based on unprecedented access to the Chandler dynasty, the best-selling story of Otis Chandler, media mogul extraordinaire and former owner of the Los Angeles Times.|The Boston Globe hailed Privileged Son as "a well-researched, tough-minded, superbly composed story" by an author "adept at mixing scandal and gossip with art and business." It's the riveting tale of how a second-rate newspaper rose to greatness only to become a casualty of war--a civil war within the family that owned it. The story, never before told in such hard-edged style, spans the American Century, from 1884, when the Chandler family gained control of the just-born daily, through 00/04, when they sold it to the Tribune Company. With a capriciousness that is seldom seen even in the most dysfunctional media dynasties, the Chandlers, who helped make the national careers of Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and other major political figures, controlled Los Angeles and the Times Mirror Corporation--and Privileged Son captures it all, "a seductive epic worthy of Hollywood, where film stars, shadowy crime figures and presidents all have roles to play" (Booklist). It's an entertaining page-turner that is also a mind-boggling morality tale--"thoroughly reported and engrossing" (New York Times Book Review).
The Boston Globe hailed Privileged Son as "a well-researched, tough-minded, superbly composed story" by an author "adept at mixing scandal and gossip with art and business." It's the riveting tale of how a second-rate newspaper rose to greatness only to become a casualty of war—a civil war within the family that owned it. The story, never before told in such hard-edged style, spans the American Century, from 1884, when the Chandler family gained control of the just-born daily, through April 2000, when they sold it to the Tribune Company. With a capriciousness that is seldom seen even in the most dysfunctional media dynasties, the Chandlers, who helped make the national careers of Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and other major political figures, controlled Los Angeles and the Times Mirror Corporation—and Privileged Son captures it all.
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The saga of the Chandler's family newspaper, the L. A. Times, spans more than a century, beginning in 1884 and ending in 2000, when it was finally sold. This profile of its ups and downs explains how it weathered the American terrain through the ages.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0528
Product attributePublisher:   Da Capo Press
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