Infamous Scribblers

Infamous Scribblers : The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy, Spectacular Beginnings of American Journalism

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"Infamous Scribblers" is a perceptive and witty exploration of the most raucous period in the history of the American press. Alexander Hamilton and Sam Adams were the leading journalists among the founding fathers. George Washington and John Adams were the leading disdainers of journalists; and Thomas Jefferson was the leading manipulator of journalists. The journalism of the era was often partisan, fabricated, overheated, scandalous, sensationalistic and sometimes stirring, brilliant and indispensable. Despite its flaws - even because of some of them - the participants hashed out publicly first the issues that would lead America to declare its independence and, after the war, to determine what sort of nation it would be.
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  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 157.5 x 238.8 x 38.1mm | 816.48g
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Annotated edition
  • 158648334X
  • 9781586483340

About Eric Burns

Eric Burns is the host of Fox News Channel's "Fox News Watch", the highest-rated media analysis programme on American television, and one of the top-rated talk shows. A former NBC News correspondent, Burns was named one of the best writers in the history of broadcast journalism by the Washington Journalism Review. He has also won an Emmy for media criticism, and is the author of four previous books including The Spirits of America: A Social History of Alcohol.
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