David Nasaw is Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Professor of History at the CUNY Graduate Center and author of The Patriarch: the Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy.

Two titans, Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, strode across America’s Progressive era, but alas Doris Kearns Goodwin’s new book doesn’t capture the drama and excitement of these men and their times.

Rupert Murdoch's pursuit of a paid online content model — first reported in the Daily Beast — indicates that the Aussie media tycoon understands his newspaper business' dire predicament. David Nasaw, author of The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst reveals the cautionary lessons the first great press baron can teach the last one.