Harold Holzer "Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion"
Simon & Schuster | English | October 14, 2014 | ISBN: 1439192715 | 768 pages | azw, epub, lrf, mobi | 56 mb
From his earliest days, Lincoln devoured newspapers. As he started out in politics he wrote editorials and letters to argue his case. He spoke to the public directly through the press. He even bought a German-language newspaper to appeal to that growing electorate in his state. Lincoln alternately pampered, battled, and manipulated the three most powerful publishers of the day: Horace Greeley of the New York Tribune, James Gordon Bennett of the New York Herald, and Henry Raymond of the New York Times.