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Editor: An Inside Story of Newspapers - Max Hastings

London: Macmillan, 2002, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.

Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “In December 1985, Max Hastings was an author and Sunday Times columnist living deep in the Northamptonshire countryside, when he was suddenly, and dramatically, offered the chance to become editor of the Daily Telegraph. Editor tells the story of what happened to him, and to a great newspaper, over the next decade.

The Telegraph was almost bankrupt when he came. A new team had to be recruited, an old one bloodily removed, in a revolution that eventually transformed the paper into one of the most successful and profitable in Fleet Street. This is perhaps the frankest and most vivid account of what it is like to be a national newspaper editor: the rows with Prime Ministers, the coverage of great events, the daily routine. Max Hastings describes his complex relationship with Conrad Black and offers an extraordinary perspective on the decline of John Major, the troubles of the Royal Family, the difficulties of dealing with lawyers and celebrities, statesmen and stars.

Hastings’s memoir of his experiences as a foreign correspondent, Going to the Wars, became a bestseller and was widely praised for its unflinching honesty. Editor is a book written in the same spirit, unblushing about the author’s failures and embarrassments as well as about his successes. It is above all the story of the excitement and exhilaration of almost ten years at the helm of one of the greatest newspapers in Britain, at the time of some of the most important events in modern history.”

Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 398 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.