Tag Archives: Richard Nixon

Review: Poisoning the Press by Mark Feldstein

Subtitle: Richard Nixon, Jack Anderson, and the Rise of Washington’s Scandal Culture Back in the 1970s, I was a madwoman about Watergate. I read every book that came out, even wrote a graduate paper (which was published in a small, … Continue reading

Posted in Biography, History, Journalism | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Review: Age of Greed by Jeff Madrick

Subtitle: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present I envy authors who can take a complex subject, research the socks off it, relate it with clarity and context, and then make it interesting to … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Non-Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Book Reviews, Non-Fiction, Journalism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Biography, Book Reviews, Non-Fiction, History, Journalism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment