War of Words: A True Tale of Newsprint and Murder

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When the news business was literally a matter of life and deathA real-life "Barbary Coast, " "War of Words "details the bloody birth of the "San Francisco Chronicle, "when verbal blows traded between two of the town s most powerful men escalated into violence on the streets of 1880s San Francisco." "Gun-toting newspaper publisher Charles de Young won circulation wars by spilling ink that destroyed political candidates he didn t likeand Isaac Kalloch, a hellfire preacher whose lust for the ladies equaled his craving to be ...

War of Words: A True Tale of Newsprint and Murder 2009, Union Square Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781402756122

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