Publishers: King Deposed

No publisher ever seemed more secure in his job than Cecil Harmsworth King, the chairman of Britain's International Publishing Corporation. He took charge of Britain's biggest publishing empire in 1951 and ruled it completely; his personality radiated confidence. At 67, he is a strapping 6 ft. 4 in., weighs over 200 Ibs., and combines a corrosive wit with an air of disdain for all the lesser creatures. Few publishers anywhere would have felt sure enough of themselves to say of their leading paper, as King said of the London Daily Mirror: "You can't publish a paper which appeals to...

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