The Trust by Susan E. Tifft and Alex S. Jones

Issue #82
Fall 2000

   Philip Levine recommends
The Trust, nonfiction by Susan E. Tifft and Alex S. Jones: “A complex and fascinating story of the Ochs-Sulzberger families, owners of
The New York Times, beginning with the amazing Adolph Ochs, an American success story to rival Gatsby’s, and ending yesterday with Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., in command of the dynasty. For over a hundred years this family controlled ‘the newspaper of record.’ It’s fascinating to discover who they were and are and why the record has been so badly kept. Tifft and Jones tell the story with skill and precision and no bias for or against their subject.” (Little, Brown)