A highly praised novel about an historic newspaper.
“This artful novel is a feast. I loved it.”
– Beth Gutcheon
The Paris Herald tells the story of the world’s most famous newspaper, focusing on the key years when the fates of the newspaper and the regime of Charles de Gaulle became curiously intertwined. The story centers on intrigue and rivalry among the New York Herald Tribune, New York Times and Washington Post. When the Herald Tribune ceased operations in New York in 1966, the Times, which had started its own European Edition in 1960, expected the Paris Herald to close, too, giving the Times victory in Paris as well as New York. But Herald Tribune owner Jock Whitney wouldn’t sell to the Times, preferring to join with Katharine Graham and the upstart Post. Within months, the Times came, hat-in-hand, seeking a minority interest in the new Herald/Post partnership. The Times neither forgave nor forgot its humiliation. The Paris Herald the most entertaining story of Americans in Paris since Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast, is riveting historical drama, as relevant today as yesterday.
James O. Goldsborough is an award-winning writer with a 40-year career in journalism, specializing in foreign affairs. The Misfortunes of Wealth: A Family Memoir, dealing with the disadvantages of inherited money, was published in 2008. James Goldsborough spent 15 years in Europe as a foreign correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune, International Herald Tribune, Toronto Star and Newsweek Magazine before returning to America to resume his newspaper career as an editor and columnist for the San Jose Mercury-News and San Diego Union-Tribune. Currently, he writes a column for the Voice of San Diego, a new on-line daily newspaper in San Diego that has attracted national attention for news innovations.
“Greatly enjoyed it. Brings back some good old times in Paris.”
Loren Jenkins, senior foreign editor for National Public Radio for 15 years.
“A captivating novel. Authentic in its depiction of the French at home and Americans abroad.”
Ted Morgan, biographer of Churchill and Somerset Maugham and author of “The French: Portrait of a People.”
“A witty, tender and evocative portrait of Americans in Paris that vividly brings to life the city they loved and made their own.”
Ronald Steel, author of the National Book Award winning; “Walter Lippmann and the American Century.”
“It’s wonderful. I stayed up three successive nights to finish it.”
William Pfaff, contributor to The New Yorker and New York Review of Books; author of “Barbarian Sentiments” and “The Wrath of Nations.”
“Very much enjoyed The Paris Herald. It entertained me and stirred up a lot of memories.”
Charles Robertson, author of: “The International Herald Tribune: The First Hundred Years.”