The Murder of the Century

The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City And Sparked the Tabloid Wars

by Paul Collins

The Murder of the Century

Hardcover, 325 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $26 | purchase

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Book Summary

Traces the 1897 murder that initiated a tabloid war between media moguls Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, chronicling the efforts of an anxious police officer, a cub reporter, and an eccentric professor to solve the crime.

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