The Press: Britain's Biggest

The newspaper with the world's biggest circulation is published in London: not by the blustery Rothermere (see p. 21), not by the brilliant, impish Beaverbrook nor by the rugged Camrose. Those three —particularly the first two—are conspicuous national characters, living richly in town and country, moving momentously across Britain's political stage. But for publishing shrewdness they all yield to a neat, stumpy London-born Jew named Julius Salter Elias, who sold newspapers on London's streets at 13, never wrote a newspaper story in his life, at 65 is not mentioned in Who's Who.

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