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by Steven M. Avella
University of Missouri Press, 2016
eISBN: 978-0-8262-7353-6 | Cloth: 978-0-8262-2068-4
Library of Congress Classification PN4874.M343A94 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 070.92


Charles K. McClatchy was twenty-five when he inherited The Sacramento Bee from his father, and his ensuing career as the paper’s editor extended well beyond the newsroom. Until his death in 1936, McClatchy was a consistent advocate for Progressive politics, a crusader for urban reform, a staunch isolationist, and a voice for Northern California. This biography explores his career as the long-time editor of the Bee in a work that weaves the history of Northern California with that of American newspapers.