The Huntress - The Adventures, Escapades, and Triumphs of Alicia Patterson: Aviatrix, Sportswoman, Journalist, Publisher-logo

The Huntress - The Adventures, Escapades, and Triumphs of Alicia Patterson: Aviatrix, Sportswoman, Journalist, Publisher

Alice Arlen

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From National Book Award–winner Michael J. Arlen and screenwriter Alice Arlen, here is the fascinating, adventurous life of Alicia Patterson, who became, at age thirty-four, one of the youngest and most successful newspaper publishers in America when she founded Newsday. With The Huntress, the Arlens give us a revealing picture of the lifestyle and traditions of the Patterson-Medill publishingdynasty—one of the country’s most powerful and influential newspaper families—but also Alicia’s rebellious early years and her dominating father, Joseph Patterson. Founder and editor of the New York Daily News, Patterson was a complicated and glamorous figure who in his youth had reported on Pancho Villa in Mexico and had outraged his conservative Chicago family by briefly espousing socialism. Not once but twice, first at age twenty, Alicia agreed to marry men her father chose, despite having her own more interesting suitors. He encouraged her to do the difficult training required for an aviation transport license; in 1934 she became only the tenth woman in America to receive one. Patterson brought her along to London to meet with Lord Beaverbrook, to Rome to meet Mussolini, and to Moscow in 1937, at the time of Stalin’s “show trials,” where a young George Kennan took her under his wing. Alicia caught the journalism bug writing for Liberty magazine, an offshoot of the Daily News. A trip to French Indochina highlighted her hunting skills and made the sultan of Johor an ardent admirer; another trip would involve India,the dangerous sport of pigsticking, several maharajas, and a tiger hunt. A third marriage, to Harry Guggenheim, blew hot and cold but it did last; it was with him that she started Newsday in a former car dealership on Long Island. Governor Adlai E. Stevenson, two-time Democratic candidate for president, would be one of her last admirers. With access to family archives of journals and letters, Michael and Alice Arlen have written an astonishing portrait of a maverick newspaperwoman and an intrepid adventurer,

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael J. Arlen, Blair Brown

Length:

11h 39m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:45

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:09


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:58


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:09


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:49


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:13


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:34


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:10


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:42


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:19


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:59


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:51


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:44


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:48


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:00


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:29


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:06


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:55


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:32


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:45


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:51


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:52


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:29


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:14


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:22


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:02


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:20


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:06


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:36


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:35


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:00


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:52


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:38


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:01


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:39


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:21


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:19


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:24


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:32


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:59


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:08


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:59


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:18


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:53


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:42


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:28


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:38


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:37


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:36


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:26


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:59


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:21


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:13


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:30


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:21


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:02


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:48


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:09


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:25


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:14


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:27


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:21


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:59


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:26


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:53


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:17


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:46


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:15


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:34


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:58


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:17


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:59


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:39


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:15


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:27


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:05


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:00


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

08:03


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:37


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:00


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:02


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

00:35