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Outrage, Passion, Uncommon Sense

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Mining newspaper files and the deep archives and journalistic expertise of the Newseum, an interactive museum of news located in Washington, D.C., Outrage, Passion and Uncommon Sense examines decisive issues and events in U.S. history through the nation's editorial pages. Approximately 50 editorials are reprinted here on topics ranging from suffrage and race to war and politics—even Christmas—with probing analysis by journalist Michael Gartner.


See a visual account of the era through illustrations showcasing editorial cartoons, photographs, and typographic details from period newspapers. This volume is a vital, significant collection that portrays the undeniable influence one editorial can have on this country in some of its most difficult times.


  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages, 80 illustrations
  • 8'' x 9''
  • © 2005

Michael Gartner, a journalist for nearly 50 years, has been Page One editor of The Wall Street Journal, editor and president of The Des Moines Register, editor of The Courier-Journal of Louisville, general news executive of Gannett Co. and USA TODAY, and president of NBC News. In 1997, he won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing for the Ames (Iowa) Tribune. He also is a lawyer and president of the Board of Regents of the State of Iowa.

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