Newsbooks: The Schaap Shop

As journalists go, Dick Schaap has gone pretty far. He was city editor of the New York Herald Tribune at 29, and became a columnist for that paper less than a year later. He has written five newsbooks on his own, including Turned On, R.F.K., Mickey Mantle, and now, at 34, appears well on his way to becoming the single most prolific mass producer of new reading matter since Alexandre Dumas put his friends to work preparing plot outlines and sketching scenes—a bit of largesse that prompted a 19th century French journalist to...

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