Citizen Cohn

Author: Nicholas Von Hoffman

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: 9780385236904

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 483

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Based on interviews with family, colleagues, and friends, this biography offers a comprehensive portrait of Roy Cohn, his ideological passions, personal life, and patterns of power and money


All the Glitter, Power & Glory of America's Richest Media Empire & the Secretive Man Behind it

Author: Thomas Maier

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 9781555661915

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 451

View: 9317


Reveals the story behind intensely secretive Si Newhouse's powerful thirteen-billion-dollar media empire

Secret Agents

The Rosenberg Case, McCarthyism and Fifties America

Author: Marjorie Garber,Rebecca Walkowitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135206945

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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When the American Bar Association recreated the trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg on the fortieth anniversary of their execution, the jury acquitted the "mock Rosenbergs," finding that in today's courts they would not have been convicted of espionage. The 1950s trial of the Rosenbergs on charges of "Atomic Spying" and "stealing the secrets of the Atomic bomb" was a major event of Cold War America, galvanizing public opinion on all sides of the question. Secret Agents presents essays by lawyers, cultural critics, social historians and historians of science, as well as a reconsideration of the Rosenbergs by their younger son, Robert Meeropol. Secret Agents gives new resonance to a history we have for too long been willing to forget.

Pittsburgh Film and Television

Author: John Tiech

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439644500

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Celebrated as the home of the first nickelodeon, Pittsburgh operated as a significant part of the film industry for the first 30 years of the 20th century. Unfortunately, the emergence of Hollywood and the evolution of the industry crippled Pittsburgh. Despite hard times, the Steel City avoided extinction and eventually became a cinematic powerhouse with the emergence of television and location filmmaking. Shows such as Chiller Theater and Studio Wrestling and movies like The Silence of the Lambs, The Deer Hunter, Night of the Living Dead, and The Dark Knight Rises are all part of Pittsburgh’s rich entertainment history, which began in 1898. Pittsburgh proudly continues to produce film and television for a worldwide audience of all ages.

The Godfather of Tabloid

Generoso Pope Jr. and the National Enquirer

Author: Jack Vitek

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813173043

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

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They’re hard to miss at grocery stores and newsstands in America—the colorful, heavily illustrated tabloid newspapers with headlines promising shocking, unlikely, and sometimes impossible stories within. Although the papers are now ubiquitous, the supermarket tabloid’s origin can be traced to one man: Generoso Pope Jr., an eccentric, domineering chain-smoker who died of a heart attack at age sixty-one. In The Godfather of Tabloid, Jack Vitek explores the life and remarkable career of Pope and the founding of the most famous tabloid of all— the National Enquirer. Upon graduating from MIT, Pope worked briefly for the CIA until he purchased the New York Enquirer with dubious financial help from mob boss Frank Costello. Working tirelessly and cultivating a mix of American journalists (some of whom, surprisingly, were Pulitzer prize winners) and buccaneering Brits from Fleet Street who would do anything to get a story, Pope changed the name, format, and content of the modest weekly newspaper until it resembled nothing America had ever seen before. At its height, the National Enquirer boasted a circulation of more than five million, equivalent to the numbers of the Hearst newspaper empire. Pope measured the success of his paper by the mail it received from readers, and eventually the volume of reader feedback was such that the post office assigned the Enquirer offices their own zip code. Pope was skeptical about including too much celebrity coverage in the tabloid because he thought it wouldn’t hold people’s interest, and he shied away from political stories or stances. He wanted the paper to reflect the middlebrow tastes of America and connect with the widest possible readership. Pope was a man of contradictions: he would fire someone for merely disagreeing with him in a meeting (once firing an one editor in the middle of his birthday party), and yet he spent upwards of a million dollars a year to bring the world’s tallest Christmas tree to the Enquirer offices in Lantana, Florida, for the enjoyment of the local citizens. Driven, tyrannical, and ruthless in his pursuit of creating an empire, Pope changed the look and content of supermarket tabloid media, and the industry still bears his stamp. Grounded in interviews with many of Pope’s supporters, detractors, and associates, The Godfather of Tabloid is the first comprehensive biography of the man who created a genre and changed the world of publishing forever.

The Rape of 2,500 Creditors by the United States Judicial System

Author: Inc. Citzens Foundation for a Cancer Free America

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595347452

Category: Law

Page: 76

View: 6859


The Rape Of 2,500 Creditors By The United States Judicial System exposes what occurs when legal procedures are misused by judges and lawyers. A Cancer Foundation was denied $75 million, to develop the use of alternative medicine to cure cancer. One third of all European cancer patients successfully use alternative medicine. The Foundation has analyzed the legal system. It describes what occurred when a chief executive became ill with pancreatic cancer and was unable to function, and sets forth what can happen to investors, creditors, and even family members. The Constitution of the United States and various laws passed by Congress do not always provide the intended protection. The Exposé points out that the legal system needs much reform. This is a document that should be read by every cancer patient, every individual that believes he or she was mistreated by the judiciary and by every retired senior citizen who is financially dependent on his or her retirement funds. The Citizens Foundation for a Cancer Free America, Inc. P. O. Box 805 Arnold, MD 21012 Telephone #: 410-349-4868