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Review: Cronkite by Douglas Brinkley

About 15 years ago, I read Walter Cronkite’s autobiography, A Reporter’s Life, and was extremely disappointed in it. It seemed a superficial and half-hearted attempt at chronicling his life. That may be due to the fact that I read his … Continue reading

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Review: Drew Pearson by Oliver Pilat (1973)

Subtitle: An Unauthorized Biography Drew Pearson (1897-1969) is a secondary character in two books I read recently: Newspaper Titan (the biography of Cissy Patterson, Drew Pearson’s one-time mother-in-law) and Poisoning the Press (about Jack Anderson, Drew Pearson’s successor as writer … Continue reading

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Review: The Powers That Be by David Halberstam

The Powers That Be could have been titled The Road to Watergate. First published in the mid 1970s, it details the rise of four national media: Time, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and CBS television. The Powers That … Continue reading

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Review: The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century by Alan Brinkley

After recently reading the biography of Joseph Pulitzer, I hoped Henry Luce — the founder of Time, Life, Fortune and Sports Illustrated – would prove to be a more likable subject. Alas, it was not to be. Born just before … Continue reading

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