"So began the most spectacular venture in post-war European journalism" stated Anthony Sampson in The New Europeans describing the founding of Der Spiegel in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War. This book, written by the former Economics Editor of the magazine, traces the controversial history of Der Spiegel from 1946 through to the early 1960s. It paints a graphic picture of the economic, social and political conditions in which a disparate group of people negotiated the right to produce a publication representing their idea of press freedom. It is a story of heroes and villains: heroes such as Major Chaloner, the British Army Information Officer who initiated the project and supported the magazine without reservation, and villains from the German establishment, who have always regarded the magazine as a thorn in their side. The emphasis throughout is on the personal commitment of individuals to ideals of freedom and democracy, and the problems in translating them into producing an innovatory news magazine. This book is not a balanced, critical history of Der Spiegel , it is the personal, anecdotal memoir of a participant in the creation of a publishing phenomenon.
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Book Description Pergamon Pr, 1989. Book Condition: Good. 1st English ed. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP61302580
Book Description Pergamon Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000430276
Book Description Pergamon, 1989. Book Condition: Good. This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In good all round condition. No dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 2737879
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Book Description Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good ++. B/W Photographs (illustrator). First British. Der Spiegel is a respected, investigative magazine published in Germany since just after the conclusion of WWII. In fact the first issue (entitled Diese Woche) was published under the guidance of British occupational forces. These 87 pages describe the early evolution of journalistic principles that German readers today, take for granted. A few b/w photographs accompany text. Learn about Hamburg, John chaloner, John Jahr, Frau hulda Rehse, Neustadt, and the Schmeisser Trial. Cond : Boards are red with white lettering. Issued w/o dust jacket. End-papers are white. Photo on front cover is of Harry Bohrer and others as they go over some dummy-issues of the early magazine. Volume is bright, tight, and clean. No names. marks, nor tears. Excellent journalistic and historical reference. Quote (p. 27): " Accordingly, the magazine presenteda snapshot of German gloom in the autumn of 1946. Berlin ` women of the ruins' were on view, in pictures as well as text; you could read about the people in North Schleswig demonstrating for annexation by ._._._. .". Bookseller Inventory # 008011