Austin American-Statesman - - AUSTIN360 BETS - — Jody Se­aborn

James McGrath Mor­ris. Dis­cusses and signs ‘Pulitzer: A Life in Pol­i­tics, Print, and Power,’ his well-re­ceived bi­og­ra­phy of Joseph Pulitzer. Be­fore Wil­liam Ran­dolph Hearst sur­passed him, Pulitzer was Amer­ica’s lead­ing press baron and his New York World the coun­try’s most im­por­tant news­pa­per. Then poor health, blind­ness, a grow­ing list of pow­er­ful en­e­mies and a gen­eral un­pleas­ant­ness as a per­son forced him to seek seclu­sion. To­day, Hearst, thanks in no small mea­sure to Or­son Welles’ ‘Cit­i­zen Kane,’ gets all the muck­rak­ing glory in our cul­tural me­mory; Pulitzer, save for the cov­eted prize that bears his name, is largely for­got­ten. 7 p.m. Free. BookPeo­ple, 603 N. La­mar Blvd. 472-5050, www. bookpeo­

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