Narrator Mack Sanderson shares how the events Darrell Hartman explores in his fascinating history BATTLE OF INK AND ICE still resonate today, from ways the media shapes opinion to how public figures manipulate information for their own benefit.
"I was enthralled to time travel to the newsroom of The New York Times, the high life of the 1%, and to accompany frostbitten explorers through floating sea ice around the North Pole."—Narrator Mack Sanderson
BATTLE OF INK AND ICE: A Sensational Story of News Barons, North Pole Explorers, and the Making of Modern Media
by Darrell Hartman, read by Mack Sanderson
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Mack Sanderson's voice provides a luxurious soundscape. This is not typical for a historical nonfiction audiobook, but listeners will find it enjoyable. Hartman's account of the turn-of-the-century proliferation of print media is a fascinating framing of the world's interest in "firsts," as explorers seek to reach the North Pole. The big media outlets of the day contend with either giving the public drama they want or sticking more closely to the facts.
Find more audiobooks narrated by Mack Sanderson in his audiography.