Taking on the World: Joseph and Stewart Alsop, Guardians of the American Century

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Traces the careers of journalists and columnists Joseph and Stewart Alsop, who, through their uncontested ascendence among the Washington press corps and high society, influenced the course of the Cold War. 20,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo. Tour.

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Through journals like "The Saturday Evening Post," "The New York Herald Tribune," and "Newsweek," journalists Joseph (1910-1989) and Stewart (1914-1974) Alsop espoused militant anticommunism and a robust vision of America as the world's legitimate leader. They enjoyed greater influence than most journalists, having unequaled access to presidents from Truman to Carter, and especially Kennedy, whom they advised on sweeping matters of state. Together, this journalistic tag team redefined the role of the media in American politics. Those who complain that the so-called liberal news media enjoy too much power today ought to take note that the way was paved by these archconservatives. This is a fine and highly readable addition to recent American history.

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Robert W. Merry is vice president and executive editor of Congressional Quarterly Inc.

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