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The Resource Cronkite, Douglas Brinkley

Cronkite, Douglas Brinkley

Label
Cronkite
Title
Cronkite
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Brinkley
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Douglas Brinkley presents the definitive, revealing biography of an American legend: renowned news anchor Walter Cronkite. 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, the author 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 and World War II, to his coverage of presidential elections, the space program, Vietnam, and the first televised broadcasts of the Olympic Games. Cronkite was also 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, this book is the much-anticipated biography of an extraordinary American life, told by one of our most brilliant and respected historians-- from Book Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 070.4092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4874.C84
LC item number
B75 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Cronkite, Douglas Brinkley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
  • volume
  • volume
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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 ; Electronic Uncle Sam
Control code
757482911
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 819 pages
Isbn
9780061374265
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011051467
Media category
  • unmediated
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)757482911
Label
Cronkite, Douglas Brinkley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
  • volume
  • volume
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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 ; Electronic Uncle Sam
Control code
757482911
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 819 pages
Isbn
9780061374265
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011051467
Media category
  • unmediated
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)757482911

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