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Front-Page Pittsburgh: Two Hundred Years Of The Post-Gazette Hardcover – January 28, 2005
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About the Author
Clarke M. Thomas, was a combat infantryman in World War II, spent forty-three years as a newspaperman in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania. In 1997 he received the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania President's Award “in recognition of outstanding career achievement and contributions to Western Pennsylvania journalism.”
Top Customer Reviews
Paul Block, the one who engineered the merger of the POST and the GAZETTE, had an intriguing career too! I have read many books on Hearst and Marion Davies, and never ran into the story which Mr. Thomas reports in this book--that Block and Davies were an item before she met Hearst, and that the three of them palled around together even after she took up with Hearst (one newsman after another for our favorite comedienne, Marion Davies)! It is an eye-opener for sure and presents an interesting sidelight on a much-discussed liaison.Read more ›