Individual Author Record
Name: James O'SheaPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Born: 1943 in East St. Louis, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionJames O'Shea currently lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationA former editor-in chief of the Los Angeles Times and managing editor of the Chicago Tribune, James O'Shea is an author of three books and numerous magazine and newspaper stories. He was also a co-founder of The Chicago News Cooperative, an innovative news start-up that created a Chicago-based digital news site and supplied content for The New York Times.
- The Daisy Chain, Pocket Books, 1991
- Dangerous Company: Management Consultants and the Businesses They Save and Ruin (With Charles Madigan), Penguin Books, 1998
- The Deal from Hell: How Moguls and Wall Street Plundered Great American Newspapers , Public Affairs, 2011
Titles At Your Library
The Daisy Chain
ISBN: 0671733036 Pocket Books. 1991 An account of the decline and fall of a Texas savings and loan institution reveals corruption, indiscretion, and unbridled greed, and offers a perspective of the nationwide S & L scandal
Dangerous Company: Management Consultants and the Businesses They Save and Ruin
ISBN: 0140276858 Penguin Books. 1998 Reveals the enormous power exercised by the biggest, most secretive firms in the consulting industry, detailing their successes and failures
The Deal from Hell: How Moguls and Wall Street Plundered Great American Newspapers
ISBN: 1586487914 PublicAffairs. 2011
In 2000, after the Tribune Company acquired Times Mirror Corporation, it comprised the most powerful collection of newspapers in the world. How then did Tribune nosedive into bankruptcy and public scandal? In The Deal From Hell, veteran Tribune and Los Angeles Times editor James O'Shea takes us behind the scenes of the decisions that led to disaster in boardrooms and newsrooms from coast to coast, based on access to key players, court testimony, and sworn depositions.
The Deal From Hell is a riveting narrative that chronicles how news industry executives and editors--convinced they were acting in the best interests of their publications--made a series of flawed decisions that endangered journalistic credibility and drove the newspapers, already confronting a perfect storm of political, technological, economic, and social turmoil, to the brink of extinction.