Mail Men: The Unauthorized Story of the Daily Mail - The Paper that Divided and Conquered Britain

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Atlantic Books, Mar 16, 2017 - Social Science - 400 pages
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Mail Men is the gripping, unofficial story of an institution that has become the self-proclaimed voice of middle England, and the adversary of liberals everywhere. Journalist Adrian Addison investigates the secret behind the Mail's extraordinary longevity and commercial success but also examines the controversies that have beset the paper - from its owner's flirtation with fascism in the 1930s to its fractious relationship with liberals, celebrities and politicians today. Revelatory and captivating, this book also gets under the skin of Paul Dacre, the once awkward reporter who has become one of the most feared, hated, secretive, and respected editors in Britain. This is an essential read if you wish to understand modern Britain.
 

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Contents

An Open Invitation
The Voice of Middle England?
Schemo Magnifico
Magazine
Newspaper
Mr Leonard Brown
Bunny
Whose Mail Is It Anyway?
How to be Different
Tall Stories
King of Middle England
Daily Mail Country
Scorpio Rising
The Pencil and the Knife
Two Funerals and a Promotion
At the Court of King Paul

The Wrong Side of History
Faster Than the Mail
The Mail Pill
Win a
A Compact Doubleact
The British Invasion
People Like
The Death of the Newspaper
Key Bibliography
Copyright

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About the author (2017)

Adrian Addison is a freelance journalist. He has worked as a staff reporter for the News of the World and The Sun and later as the News Editor on the Today programme and an investigative reporter on the BBC Six O'Clock News. He lives in Barcelona.