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Mail Men : The Story of the Daily Mail - the Paper That Divided and Conquered Britain (Hardcover)

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Mail Men explores the rise and rise of the Daily Mail, Britain’s most profitable newspaper, from its founding by the Harmsworth brothers in 1896, to turning "compact" in 1971 and becoming the world’s biggest newspaper website in 2011. Charting the controversy that has always dogged the publication from its flirtation with fascism in the 1930s to its fractious relationship with celebrities today, Addison explains how the divisive paper has shaped British journalism and, indeed, Britain itself.With colorful portraits of rambunctious life behind the masthead (discover why one corridor is dubbed "scary" by staffers),Mail Men includes fascinating biographical details of key figures in the history of the paper including idiosyncratic boss Paul Dacre, unrivaled moral arbiter for Middle England and the highest paid newspaper editor in the U.K.Drawing on interviews with over 100 of the paper’s journalists, past and present as well as fans, victims, and critics this is the uncut story of the Mail Men who created and ran the paper, and the underlings who were expected to give their lives to this peculiarly British institution.
Number of Pages: 336.0
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Media Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Pgw
Author: Adrian Addison
Language: English
Street Date: March 15, 2016
TCIN: 51153316
UPC: 9781780746005
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-4013

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