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The colourful and candid memoirs of one of the great Fleet Street editors.

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Editor: A Memoir by Sir Max Hastings

Max Hastings has retired from his career as a 'Fleet Street' Editor. His is an enormously illustrious career which started in 1985, when he was offered the Editorship of a national institution - the Daily Telegraph - in a surprise move by its owners. This book tells the story of what happened to him, and to a great newspaper over the next decade.

It is all here: the rows with prime ministers, the coverage of great events, the daily routine. Max Hastings describes his complex relationship with his proprietor, Conrad Black. He 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. It is unblushing about the author's failures and embrassments as well as his successes. It is above all the story of the excitement and exhilaration of almost 10 years at the helm of one of the greatest newspapers in the world.

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About Sir Max Hastings

Max Hastings waseditor and editor-in-chief of the Daily Telegraph in the late 80s and early 90s. In 1996 he became editor of the Evening Standard. He has won many awards for his journalism, including Journalist of The Year and What the Papers Say Reporter of the Year for his work in the South Atlantic in 1982, and Editor of the Year in 1988. He is the author of 15 books, two of which were named as Yorkshire Post Books of the Year and one of which won the Somerset Maugham Prize.

Table of Contents

    • Section - i: List of Illustrations
    • Section - ii: Foreward
  • Chapter - 1: Wild Card
  • Chapter - 2: Baptism of Fire
  • Chapter - 3: Politics and Policy
  • Chapter - 4: Gleam of Light
  • Chapter - 5: Covering the World
  • Chapter - 6: Knight's Move
  • Chapter - 7: The Fall of Thatcher
  • Chapter - 8: Social Diversions
  • Chapter - 9: The Gulf War
  • Chapter - 10: Conrad
  • Chapter - 11: Alarums and Excursions
  • Chapter - 12: The Tory Eclipse
  • Chapter - 13: Royals and Reptiles
  • Chapter - 14: Battling with Murdoch
  • Chapter - 15: Going
    • Section - iii: Afterword
    • Index - iv: Index

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Editor: A Memoir by Sir Max Hastings
Sir Max Hastings
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