Secret Parts of Fortune Three Decades of Intense Investigations and Edgy Enthusiasms

ISBN-10: 0060934468
ISBN-13: 9780060934460
Edition: N/A
Authors: Ron Rosenbaum
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List price: $18.00
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/19/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 848
Size: 5.35" wide x 8.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

William Lawrence Shirer (February 23, 1904 - December 28, 1993) was an American journalist, war correspondent, and historian, who wrote The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, a history of Nazi Germany that has been read by many and cited in scholarly works for more than 50 years. Shirer was born in Chicago and graduated from Coe. Originally a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and the International News Service, Shirer was the first reporter hired by Edward R. Murrow for what would become a CBS radio team of journalists, and he became known for his broadcasts from Berlin, from the rise of the Nazi dictatorship through the first year of World War II (1940). With Murrow, he organized the first broadcast world news roundup, a format still followed by news broadcasts. Shirer wrote more than a dozen books including Berlin Diary (published in 1941); The Collapse of the Third Republic (1969) and a three-volume autobiography, Twentieth Century Journey (1976 to 1990). Shirer received a 1946 Peabody Award for Outstanding Reporting and Interpretation of News for his work at CBS. His book, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, won the 1961 National Book Award for Nonfiction and Carey-Thomas Award for non-fiction.Ron Rosenbaum is the bestselling author of Explaining Hitler and The Shakespeare Wars and has written or edited six other books. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Harper's, The Atlantic, and The New Yorker. He writes a column for Slate and lives in New York City.

Foreword
Introduction: Ancient Mariners and Airport Motels
The Seventies
Dream Dancing
Secrets of the Little Blue Box
Inside the Canned Laughter War
The Subterranean World of the Bomb
Of a Fire at the Billy Rose
Dead Ringers
Troy Donahue Was Always Just Like He Is
A Killing in Camelot
Chariots of the Insurance Salesmen
The Last Secrets of Skull and Bones
The Corpse as Big as the Ritz
Whipple's Last Squeeze
The Eighties
The Connoisseur of Scoundrels
God's Fillin' Teeth!
Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead
The Frantic Screaming Voice of the Rich and Famous
The Passions of Mario Cuomo
Tales from the Cancer Cure Underground
Oswald's Ghost
Link Founding Father to Sleaze King
Back on the Watergate Case with Inspector RN
Jack Nicholson: The Devil and the Details
Henry: Portrait of a Serial-Killer Hoax
The Nineties and After
The Great Ivy League Nude Posture Photo Scandal
The Riddle of the Scrolls
In the Nabokov Archives
Mr. Bill's House of Horror (Bill Gates)
Fear and Loathing in the Zagat Guide
My Theater Problem - and Ours
The Emperor's New Logo (Lucent)
Chaplin and Benigni: The Arrogance of Clowns
Kim Philby: The Spy Who Created the Cold
The Strange Death of Danny Casolaro
To the Shores of Light - Or, My First Latin Lesson
Much Ado about "Nothing" in Two New Translations of Genesis
Floored by Dickens and Dombey
An Ode to Helen Vendler, Goddess of Keats's "Autumn"
Hart Crane's Hieroglyphs: The Unmentionable Truth
Dr. Borges and Dr. Ron Solve the Problem of Memory and Regret
The Catcher in the Driveway
Long Island, Babylon
The Pissing Contest: Oliver Stone versus Quentin Tarantino
Charles Portis and the Locked Trunk Secret
Is Thomas Pynchon "Wanda Tinasky"?
Ecstatic Mortification: The Self-loathing Spirituality of Martin Amis
The Hidden History in Ben Hecht's Suitcase
A (Modest) Proposal to Rosanne Cash
Elvis, Healer
Victims of The Dance
The Unbearable Sadness of Tear Gas
Spiritual Lessons from L. A.
Stumpy versus Lucille: The Great Pet Debate
Explaining Hitler
Singer's Shadows: Footnotes to Hitler
Explaining Pharaoh
This "Rarest Dream": The Final Affirmation of Shakespearean Romance
Sources
Acknowledgments
Index

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