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An awesome book showing the true power of the press and mans ability to manipulate it to a certain end!Published 3 months ago by David
no fault on service, however book did not meet my expectations, a bit redundantPublished 8 months ago by Robin K. La Rue
Readable, illuminating narrative. No matter how bad or biased you might think journalism is today, current shortcomings pale by comparison with what Burns documents. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Kenneth Umbach
This is a fantastic book that shows, in great detail, the knock down drag out war between the Republicans and the Federalists that was fought by proxy in the press. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Randy
Much needed history of the press, and the men behind the newspapers, in the formative years of the Republic. They were as important as the Founding Fathers.Published on July 30, 2013 by Kathleen M. Dervin
This is an eye opener for anyone who looks back on history and assumes things were done more honorably, more civilly, and with more integrity than they are now. Read morePublished on July 15, 2013 by M. Howells
This book explains the history of Journalism since the beginning of the new Americas. This book is a good read to understand the history from word of mouth to the printed word.Published on February 3, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I happened to see this book while on vacation; we were killing time in a beautiful atheneum in St. Johnsbury, VT waiting for the start of a movie we wanted to see down the street. Read morePublished on January 30, 2013 by Pamela Munton
The book is a readable account of the beginnings of American newspapers, which were at times more biased and full of lies than today's worst news outlets. Read morePublished on September 15, 2012 by maryl