|Doing Deals With Dictators||20010617|
Ian Christie tells the story of how the most unlikely, and sometimes the most infamous, people have graced the pages of great newspapers.
When William Randolph Hearst signed Benito Mussolini as a star columnist, il Duce was joining a Hearst tradition of making news as well as reporting it.
|Thank God! The British Journalist||20010624|
Ian Christie tells how some of the most unlikely people have graced the pages of great newspapers.
British writers and politicians were among the first to realise that newspapers could make them world celebrities.
Shaw, Wells and Kipling had shown the way that Churchill and Lloyd George would follow - with William Randolph Hearst willing to pay top dollar.