Cronkite

ISBN-10: 006137427X
ISBN-13: 9780061374272
Edition: 2013
Authors: Douglas Brinkley
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Description: Douglas Brinkley presents the definitive, revealing biography of an American legend: renowned news anchor Walter Cronkite. An acclaimed author and historian, Brinkley has drawn upon recently disclosed letters, diaries, and other artifacts at the  More...

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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/21/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 864
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.178
Language: English

Douglas Brinkley presents the definitive, revealing biography of an American legend: renowned news anchor Walter Cronkite. An acclaimed author and historian, Brinkley has drawn upon recently disclosed letters, diaries, and other artifacts at the recently opened Cronkite Archive to bring detail and depth to this deeply personal portrait. He also interviewed nearly two hundred of Cronkite’s closest friends and colleagues, including Andy Rooney, Leslie Stahl, Barbara Walters, Dan Rather, Brian Williams, Les Moonves, Christiane Amanpour, Katie Couric, Bob Schieffer, Ted Turner, Jimmy Buffett, and Morley Safer, using their voices to instill dignity and humanity in this study of one of America’s most beloved and trusted public figures.

Douglas Brinkley was born in Atlanta, Georgia on December 14, 1960. He received a B.A. from Ohio State University in 1982 and a Ph.D. from Georgetown University in 1989. He was a professor at Tulane University, Princeton University, the U.S. Naval Academy, Hofstra University, and the University of New Orleans. In 2007, he became a professor at Rice University and the James Baker Institute for Public Policy. He is a commentator for CBS News and a contributing editor to the magazine Vanity Fair. His first book, Jean Monnet: The Path to European Unity, was published in 1992. His other works include Dean Acheson: The Cold War Years, The Unfinished Presidency: Jimmy Carter's Journey Beyond the White House, Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress, The Boys of Pointe du Hoc: Ronald Reagan, D-Day, and the U.S. Army 2nd Ranger Battalion, The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America, and Cronkite. He also wrote three books with historian Stephen E. Ambrose: The Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy Since 1938, Witness to History, and The Mississippi and the Making of a Nation: From the Louisiana Purchase to Today. He has won several awards including the Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt Naval History Prize for Driven Patriot and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Prologue
The Making of a Reporter
Missouri Boy
Houston Youth
Learning a Trade
Making of a Unipresser
The Second World War
Gearing Up for Europe
The Writing Sixty-Ninth
Dean of the Air War
Gliding to V-E Day
From the Nuremberg Trials to Russia
Cold War Broadcaster
Infancy of TV News
Election Night and UNIVAC
Mr. CBS Utility Man
The Huntley and Brinkley Challenge
Torch Is Passed
New Space Frontier on CBS
Anchorman
Anchorman of Camelot
The Kennedy Assassination
Who's Afraid of the Nielsen Ratings?
Paley's Attempted Smackdown
Civil Rights and Project Gemini
What to Do About Vietnam?
The Tet Offensive
Top Game
Calm and Chaos of 1968
Mr. Moon Shot
Avatar of Earth Day
The Nixon-versus-CBS War
Reportable Truth in the Age of Nixon
Fan Clubs, Stalkers, and Political Good-byes
A Time to Heal
Live with Jimmy Carter
The Spokesperson
Retirement Blues
Struggling Elder Statesman
Defiant Liberal
"The World's Oldest Reporter"
The New Millennium
Epilogue: Electronic Uncle Sam
Acknowledgments
Biographical Glossary
Notes
Author's Interviews
Index

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