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THE SCANDALOUS MR. BENNETT (335 pp.) —Richard O'Connor—Doubleday ($4.95).

Press lords, like great generals, are expected to be a trifle mad, but the maddest of the lot, and one of the lordliest, was James Gordon Bennett Jr. Of the two James Gordon Bennetts (the father founded the New York Herald, the son added the New York Evening Telegram and the Paris edition of the Herald), Elmer Davis once wrote that "they invented almost everything, good and bad, in modern journalism."

Bennett the elder was a crabbed Scot who founded the Herald in 1827. The newspapers...

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