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For ten years, Marlin Fitzwater was White House spokesperson for Presidents Reagan and Bush--longer than any other spokesperson. This vivid memoir offers Fitzwater's clear-eyed, often astounding account of how the White House--and the press--works. of photos.
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About The Author Marlin Fitzwater spent a decade in the front row of history, as press secretary to Presidents Reagan and Bush. From 1983 to 1992, his voice reassured the world in times of turmoil and change. Today he is an author and lecturer whose presidential anecdotes, political analysis, and television commentary have received world wide attention. As the only press secretary in history to be appointed by two Presidents, Fitzwater became known to millions of Americans as the voice of the 26 nation coalition in the Persian Gulf War. Often wearing a wide brim hat and an open smile, Fitzwater stood next to two Presidents during cold war summits, economic downturns, and eight military conflicts. He gave over 850 press briefings in six years, winning praise from the news media and the public for his honesty and good humor.From Publishers Weekly:
Presidential press spokesman from 1983 to 1993, Fitzwater offers few revelations (other than accounts of cabinet members' spats) but engaging recollections of the "psychological wars" he helped fight in the briefing room with the White House press corps. He also relates his Kansas childhood and his teenage attraction to journalism, as well as his move to the Washington bureaucracy. Fitzwater hardly appears ideological, offering few of his own political views, but his infrequent revisionism?suggesting that Bush should have been more expressive in his response to the fall of the Berlin Wall?makes for interesting reading. He offers tart views, though, of adversaries like the producers of 60 Minutes or Andrew Rosenthal, whose New York Times story about Bush's struggle with a supermarket scanner misled the public, according to the author, yet was picked up by most media. Increased competition, from unprincipled organs of information, Fitzwater fears, now makes it tough for ethical journalists to adhere to their own standards. Photos not seen by PW. Author tour.
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