Editor A Memoir

by Sir Max Hastings

Editor A Memoir Synopsis

Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award.In February 2002 Max Hastings retired from his position as a 'Fleet Street' Editor. His is an enormously illustrious career which started in 1985, when he was offered the Editorship of a national institution - the Daily Telegraph - in a surprise move by its owners. This candid memoir tells the story of what happened to him, and to a great newspaper, over the next decade. It is all here: the rows with prime ministers, the coverage of great events, the daily routine. Max Hastings describes his complex relationship with his proprietor, Conrad Black. He offers an extraordinary perspective on the decline of John Major, the troubles of the Royal Family, the difficulties of dealing with lawyers and celebrities, statesmen and stars. Editor: A Memoir is above all the story of the excitement and exhilaration of almost 10 years at the helm of one of the greatest newspapers in the world.

Editor A Memoir Press Reviews

Much excellent gossip, some of it wildly indiscreet. Hastings is a brilliant reporter. * Sunday Telegraph * The acuity of his insights make this book a wholly compelling read. * Observer * An important as well as an enjoyable book. -- Roy Hattersley * Daily Mail *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447269809
Publication date: 11th September 2014
Author: Sir Max Hastings
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Categories: Memoirs, Press & journalism,

About Sir Max Hastings

Sir Max Hastings, author of numerous books including Armageddon, Going to the Wars, and Das Reich, was editor of the Daily Telegraph for almost a decade, then for six years he edited the Evening Standard. In his youth he was a foreign correspondent for newspapers and BBC television. He has won many awards for his books and journalism, particularly his work in the South Atlantic in 1982. He was knighted in 2002 for services to journalism.

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