Infamous Scribblers by Eric Burns
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Infamous Scribblers
By Eric Burns

Infamous Scribblers

The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism

By (author) See other recent books by Eric Burns
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $29.99
Your Price: $26.99 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.35 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days

Infamous Scribblers by Eric Burns

Book Description

Infamous Scribblers is a perceptive and witty exploration of the most volatile period in the history of the American press. News correspondent and renonwned media historian Eric Burns tells of Ben Franklin, Alexander Hamilton and Sam Adams--the leading journalists among the Founding Fathers; of George Washington and John Adams, the leading disdainers of journalists; and Thomas Jefferson, the leading manipulator of journalists. These men and the writers who abused and praised them in print (there was, at the time, no job description of "journalist") included the incendiary James Franklin, Ben's brother and one of the first muckrakers; the high minded Thomas Paine; the hatchet man James Callender, and a rebellious crowd of propagandists, pamphleteers, and publishers. It was Washington who gave this book its title. He once wrote of his dismay at being "buffited in the public prints by a set of infamous scribblers." The journalism of the era was often partisan, fabricated, overheated, scandalous, sensationalistic and sometimes stirring, brilliant, and indispensable. Despite its flaws--even because of some of them--the participants hashed out publicly the issues that would lead America to declare its independence and, after the war, to determine what sort of nation it would be.

Buy Infamous Scribblers book by Eric Burns from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781586484286
ISBN-10: 1586484281
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 35mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...

Books By Author Eric Burns

1920 by Eric Burns 1920, Paperback (September 2016)

One of the most dynamic eras in American history-the 1920s-began with this watershed year that would set the tone for the century to follow.

Golden Lad by Eric Burns Golden Lad, Hardback (March 2016)

Theodore Roosevelt is one of the most fascinating and written-about presidents in American history-yet the most poignant tale about this larger-than-life man has never been told.

All the News Unfit to Print by Eric Burns All the News Unfit to Print, Hardback (December 2011)

Offers a look at how journalists have misreported history. This title shows how the media got history wrong and how those mistakes have been magnified and distorted over time, changing our view and understanding of the past.

» View all books by Eric Burns


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Infamous Scribblers book by Eric Burns and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Eric Burns

Eric Burns is the host of Fox News Channel's "Fox News Watch." A former NBC News correspondent, Burns was named one of the best writers in the history of broadcast journalism by the Washington Journalism Review. He is also an Emmy winner for media criticism. He is the author of four previous books; his The Spirits of America: A Social History of Alcohol, was named one of the best academic press volumes of 2003 by the American Library Association.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Eric Burns close
1920 by Eric Burns
Golden Lad by Eric Burns
1920 by Eric Burns
Virtue, Valor, & Vanity by Eric Burns
All the News Unfit to Print by Eric Burns
Invasion of the Mind-Snatchers by Eric Burns
All the News Unfit to Print by Eric Burns
Smoke of the Gods by Eric Burns
Spirits of America by Eric Burns
Joy of Books by Eric Burns
» close