Max Frankel: A One-Newspaper Man

In 1964 Max Frankel was a young man in a hurry. He had spent 13 years at the New York Times, first as a campus correspondent at Columbia University, later as a rewrite man on the night desk, where in 1956 he had become a newsroom hero for doing a quick and compelling job on the sinking of the Andrea Doria. He had served in Vienna and Moscow before going to Washington to cover the State Department, the White House and the CIA. So when the position of Washington bureau chief opened up, Frankel coveted the post. When he lost out...

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