Joseph Pulitzer

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  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print and Power'

    Few barons of the Gilded Age offer so remarkable a story as press mogul Joseph Pulitzer. Born in Hungary in 1847 to middle-class Jewish parents, Joseph opted initially for a military career, but was repeatedly rejected because of his poor eyesight. At 17, he made his way to the United States, where he served briefly in the Union Army, which by 1864 was not fussy about eyesight. But the end of the war found him a tall, scrawny youth who spoke little English and had no money and no employment prospects.

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