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Cronkite

Brinkley, Douglas

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ISBN 10: 0061374261 / ISBN 13: 9780061374265
Published by HarperCollins, New York, NY, 2012
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Glued binding. Paper over boards. xi, [1], 819, [1] p. Illustrations, black & white. Biographical Glossary. Notes. Author's Interviews. Index. DJ is price clipped and has slight wear and soiling. Douglas Brinkley (born December 14, 1960) is an American author, Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and professor of history at Rice University. Brinkley is the history commentator for CNN, and a contributing editor to the magazine Vanity Fair. A public spokesperson on conservation issues. He joined the faculty of Rice University as a professor of history in 2007. Brinkley is the history commentator for CNN News. Brinkley's biography of Walter Cronkite, Cronkite was published in 2012. It was selected as a Washington Post Book of the Year. Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. (November 4, 1916 July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist, and anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962-81). He was often cited as "the most trusted man in America" after being so named in an opinion poll. He reported many events from 1937 to 1981, including bombings in World War II; the Nuremberg trials; combat in the Vietnam War; Watergate; the Iran Hostage Crisis; and the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and John Lennon. He was also known for his extensive coverage of the U.S. space program, from Project Mercury to the Moon landings to the Space Shuttle. Cronkite is well known for his departing catchphrase "And that's the way it is, " followed by the date on which the appearance aired." Very good in very good dust jacket. First Edition [stated]. First Printing [stated]. Bookseller Inventory # 70385

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Title: Cronkite

Publisher: HarperCollins, New York, NY

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Very good

Edition: 1st Edition

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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.

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For decades, Walter Cronkite was known as "the most trusted man in America." Millions across the nation welcomed him into their homes, first as a print reporter for the United Press on the front lines of World War II, and later, in the emerging medium of television, as a host of numerous documentary programs and as anchor of the CBS Evening News, from 1962 until his retirement in 1981. Yet this very public figure, undoubtedly the twentieth century's most revered journalist, was a remarkably private man; few know the full story of his life. Drawing on unprecedented access to Cronkite's private papers as well as interviews with his family and friends, Douglas Brinkley now brings this American icon into focus as never before.

Brinkley traces Cronkite's story from his roots in Missouri and Texas through the Great Depression, during which he began his career, to World War II, when he gained notice reporting with Allied troops from North Africa, D-day, and the Battle of the Bulge. In 1950, Edward R. Murrow recruited him to work for CBS, where he covered presidential elections, the space program, Vietnam, and the first televised broadcasts of the Olympic Games, as both a reporter and later as an anchor for the evening news. Cronkite was also witness to—and the nation's voice for—many of the most profound moments in modern American history, including the Kennedy assassination, Apollos 11 and 13, Watergate, the Vietnam War, and the Iran hostage crisis.

Epic, intimate, and masterfully written, Cronkite is the much-anticipated biography of an extraordinary American life, told by one of our most brilliant and respected historians.

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