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Journalists Who Made History
James Satter ©1998

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  • 160 pages
  • More than 65 black-and-white photos and maps
  • Reinforced library binding
  • 6" x 9"
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Grades 5 and up
  • ISBN: 978-1-881508-39-7
  • $19.95







“While none of these people are painted as saints, . . . their enthusiastic sharing of their views come across as significant contributions to 19th- and 20th-century press culture.”
School Library Journal

These journalists not only reported the news of their day, but their articles also influenced the course of events. Featured are abolitionist editor Elijah Lovejoy; Horace Greeley, whose editorial influenced Abraham Lincoln to end slavery; Canadian publisher George Brown; William Randolph Hearst, who propelled the U.S. into war with Spain in 1898; investigative journalist Ida Tarbell; British publisher Alfred Harmsworth; Edward R. Murrow, who confronted Senator Joseph McCarthy; and Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the reporters who exposed the Watergate scandal.