The Huntress

The Huntress

The Adventures, Escapades, and Triumphs of Alicia Patterson: Aviatrix, Sportswoman, Journalist, Publisher

Book - 2016
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"The authors take us into the lost WASP world of Alicia Patterson- her larger-than-life father-scion of the Patterson-Medill Chicago publishing dynasty-and her traditional mother, her childhood of foreign caretakers, travel, and boarding schools. Married off at twenty-three to a friend of her father's, Alicia spent little time at home during the brief marriage, instead earned a transport pilot's license (only the tenth woman in the country to do so), hunted big game in Indochina and India; and began to write for her father's newspaper The Daily News . Her second father-orchestrated marriage failed, but her last, to someone of her own choosing, Harry Guggenheim, resulted in the founding of Newsday in 1940. As she guided the paper through investigative exposUs and international and liberal political coverage, her influence on the national stage grew along with the newspaper's reputation and circulation- winning a Pulitzer in 1954 and putting her on the cover of Time . Over the years admirers ranged from the Maharajah of Baroda to Adlai Stevenson. Here is the story of the spirited and formidable young woman who became a preeminent figure of the golden era of print newspapers."
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2016
ISBN: 9781101871133
Branch Call Number: B PATTERSON ALICIA Arle
Characteristics: 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Arlen, Michael J.


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