The magnificent Medills : the McCormick-Patterson dynasty : America's royal family of journalism during a century of turbulent splendor / Megan McKinney.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st ed.
    • Content Notes:
      Preface -- 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 comesof 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.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references and index.
    • ISBN:
      9780061782237 : HRD
      0061782238 : HRD
    • Accession Number:
      2011009989
    • Accession Number:
      fay.334265
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MCKINNEY, M. The magnificent Medills : the McCormick-Patterson dynasty : America’s royal family of journalism during a century of turbulent splendor. 1st ed. [s. l.]: HarperCollins Publishers, 2011. ISBN 9780061782237. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.334265. Acesso em: 17 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      McKinney M. The Magnificent Medills : The McCormick-Patterson Dynasty : America’s Royal Family of Journalism during a Century of Turbulent Splendor. 1st ed. HarperCollins Publishers; 2011. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.334265. Accessed February 17, 2020.
    • APA:
      McKinney, M. (2011). The magnificent Medills : the McCormick-Patterson dynasty : America’s royal family of journalism during a century of turbulent splendor (1st ed.). HarperCollins Publishers.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      McKinney, Megan. 2011. The Magnificent Medills : The McCormick-Patterson Dynasty : America’s Royal Family of Journalism during a Century of Turbulent Splendor. 1st ed. HarperCollins Publishers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.334265.
    • Harvard:
      McKinney, M. (2011) The magnificent Medills : the McCormick-Patterson dynasty : America’s royal family of journalism during a century of turbulent splendor. 1st ed. HarperCollins Publishers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.334265 (Accessed: 17 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      McKinney, M 2011, The magnificent Medills : the McCormick-Patterson dynasty : America’s royal family of journalism during a century of turbulent splendor, 1st ed., HarperCollins Publishers, viewed 17 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      McKinney, Megan. The Magnificent Medills : The McCormick-Patterson Dynasty : America’s Royal Family of Journalism during a Century of Turbulent Splendor. 1st ed., HarperCollins Publishers, 2011. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.334265.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      McKinney, Megan. The Magnificent Medills : The McCormick-Patterson Dynasty : America’s Royal Family of Journalism during a Century of Turbulent Splendor. 1st ed. HarperCollins Publishers, 2011. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.334265.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      McKinney M. The magnificent Medills : the McCormick-Patterson dynasty : America’s royal family of journalism during a century of turbulent splendor [Internet]. 1st ed. HarperCollins Publishers; 2011 [cited 2020 Feb 17]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.334265

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2011 August #1

"This portrait of a storied newspaper dynasty packs a powerful punch. From 1855 to the mid-twentieth century, the influence of the extended Medill-McCormick-Patterson family (the Chicago Tribune, Newsday, etc.) illustrated the power of the press and of one determined clan to shape the political landscape of the day. Populated by a colorful cast of family members, including Colonel Robert R. McCormick, Joseph Medill Patterson, and Cissy Patterson, the saga is not only a compulsively readable collective biography but also an overview of the rapid evolution of the American newspaper industry during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. As the death knell tolls for the era of the great city dailies, this timely look backward delivers the scoop on the zenith of print journalism." Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2011 July #1

With the engrossing sweep of a family saga and the rich details of a genealogical study, this book brings to life four generations of a family that shaped American journalism for over a century. Starting with Chicago Tribune founder Joseph Medill in 1855 and continuing with grandson Col. Robert R. McCormick's leadership of Chicago's newspaper of note, the family extended their influence by founding two other successful newspapers, New York's Daily News and Long Island's Newsday. By utilizing innovations like the tabloid format, comic strips, and pictorial layouts, they changed how the public consumes news. Journalist McKinney provides colorful snapshots of American history, showing how the family members and their journalistic endeavors interacted—and sometimes clashed—with important political leaders like Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt. VERDICT For general readers of family dynasty-style nonfiction and anyone interested in American studies, newspaper history, and the glamour of the modern era from the 1850s to the 1950s. [See Prepub Alert, 4/18/11.]—Donna Marie Smith, Palm Beach Cty. Lib. Syst., FL

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PW Reviews 2011 June #3

Ink, booze and eccentricity flow through a newspaper dynasty's veins in this lively, gossipy clan bio. Journalist McKinney chronicles four generations of Medills, including patriarch Joseph Medill, owner of the Chicago Tribune and confidant of Lincoln; his grandsons, legendary Trib publisher Col. Robert McCormick and New York Daily News founder Joseph Patterson, one an archconservative, the other a socialist who dressed like a hobo; and Patterson's daughter, Alicia, aviatrix, big-game hunter, and founder of Newsday. There's lots of rambunctious newspapering lore, from Patterson's invention of the sex-and-sleaze tabloid formula to bloody circulation wars in which rival Chicago papers hired gangsters to gun down each other's vendors. But McKinney is more taken with the family's glitzy, scandal-strewn private lives, offering succulent stories of alcoholism, suicides, extra-marital affairs, luxurious country houses, and glittering imperial balls. (The prize for melodrama goes to Patterson's sister Cissy, another headstrong debutante turned pioneering newspaperwoman: married to a handsome Polish count who borrowed money, beat her, and kidnapped their daughter, she finally got the czar himself to intervene.) Like her subjects, McKinney blends canny fact-finding, well-paced narrative and colorful detail into a compulsively readable confection. Photos. (Oct.)

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