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When the news business was literally a matter of life and death Areal-life Barbary Coast, War of Words details the bloody birth ofthe San Francisco Chronicle, when verbal blows traded between twoof the towns most powerful men escalated into violence on thestreets of 1880s San Francisco. Gun-toting newspaper publisherCharles de Young won circulation wars by spilling ink thatdestroyed political candidates he didnt like - and Isaac Kalloch, ahellfire preacher whose lust for the ladies equalled his craving tobe mayor, was an obvious target. First angry words flew, thenbullets, when de Young ambushed Kalloch and shot him. Miraculously,Kalloch survived and won the election, only to see his son enactrevenge on his behalf five months later by walking into thenewsroom and fatally shooting de Young. The trial lasted 28 days,featured over 200 witnesses and made headlines coast to coast. Theverdict? Not guilty, by reason of justifiable homicide. Thissensational tale of sex, murder and muckraking enthralled SanFranciscans and is sure to captivate modern readers as well.
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