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The Night Star: The Rise and Fall of a Nice Washington Newspaper

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The Night Star: The Rise and Fall of a Nice Washington Newspaper
is the story of the 129-year historical past of one of many preeminent newspapers in journalism historical past when metropolis newspapers throughout the nation have been on the peak of their energy and affect. The
Star
was essentially the most financially profitable newspaper within the Capital and among the many prime ten within the nation till its decline within the Nineteen Seventies. The paper started in 1852 when the capital metropolis was a backwater southern city. The
Star’s
success over the following century was on account of its singular devotion to native information, its many revered journalists, and the historic occasions during which it was revealed. The e-book offers a singular perspective on greater than a century of native, nationwide and worldwide historical past.

The e-book additionally exposes the complicated causes for the
Star’s
rise and fall from dominance in Washington’s newspaper market. The Noyes and Kauffmann households who owned and operated the
Star
for a century play an essential position in that story. Patriarch Crosby Noyes’ life and legacy is essentially the most fascinating –a traditional Horatio Alger story of the illegitimate son of a Maine farmer who by the point of his loss of life was a revered newspaper writer and member of Washington’s influential elite. In 1974 his descendants bought the once-great newspaper Noyes constructed to Joseph Allbritton. Allbritton after which Time, Inc. tried to avoid wasting the
Star
however failed.

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