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The Resource Fat man in a middle seat : forty years of covering politics, Jack W. Germond

Fat man in a middle seat : forty years of covering politics, Jack W. Germond

Label
Fat man in a middle seat : forty years of covering politics
Title
Fat man in a middle seat
Title remainder
forty years of covering politics
Statement of responsibility
Jack W. Germond
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "For over four decades, reporter Jack W. Germond has made national politics his beat. In this memoir he serves up his inimitable views on politicians and elections across the country and recounts the daily trials of being a political reporter on the road - including often returning home on a late-Friday-night standby flight, a fat man in a middle seat."--Jacket
  • He writes about countless late nights in bars, rides on campaign planes, and off-the-record briefings and strategy sessions - the real stuff of politics."--Jacket
  • He writes about the politics of race relations and how George Wallace "wrote the book on playing the race card." He discusses Watergate and what a nightmare it was for other reporters that two "unknown punks" had all the sources locked up. Germond is fascinating on the subject of reporting, notably on ethics and graft, and on the colleagues and bosses who didn't think he looked the part of a bureau chief
  • "Germond vividly recalls the races and personalities of the past forty years in politics: the great New York governors Averell Harriman and Nelson Rockefeller; the ever-present Richard Nixon; and Hubert Humphrey, Robert Kennedy, Eugene McCarthy, George McGovern, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 070/.92
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E839.5
LC item number
.G395 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Fat man in a middle seat : forty years of covering politics, Jack W. Germond
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
  • 5.
  • George Wallace
  • 6.
  • A Year That Mattered
  • 7.
  • Forever Nixon
  • 8.
  • Watergate
  • 9.
  • Politicians Rising to the Occasion
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • A Surprising Failure
  • 11.
  • Golden Years with Bellows
  • 12.
  • Playing the President
  • 13.
  • Race and Politics
  • 14.
  • Life with McLaughlin
  • A Detached Life
  • 15.
  • A Cast of Thousands
  • 16.
  • Hitting Bottom
  • 17.
  • Can I Take a Mulligan?
  • 2.
  • "Don't Blame the Bridge"
  • 3.
  • Learning the Trade
  • 4.
  • A Critical Divorce
Control code
41320064
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 284 p.
Isbn
9780375500985
Lccn
99029753
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Markings by Molly Ivins. With dust jacket.
Label
Fat man in a middle seat : forty years of covering politics, Jack W. Germond
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
  • 5.
  • George Wallace
  • 6.
  • A Year That Mattered
  • 7.
  • Forever Nixon
  • 8.
  • Watergate
  • 9.
  • Politicians Rising to the Occasion
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • A Surprising Failure
  • 11.
  • Golden Years with Bellows
  • 12.
  • Playing the President
  • 13.
  • Race and Politics
  • 14.
  • Life with McLaughlin
  • A Detached Life
  • 15.
  • A Cast of Thousands
  • 16.
  • Hitting Bottom
  • 17.
  • Can I Take a Mulligan?
  • 2.
  • "Don't Blame the Bridge"
  • 3.
  • Learning the Trade
  • 4.
  • A Critical Divorce
Control code
41320064
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 284 p.
Isbn
9780375500985
Lccn
99029753
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Markings by Molly Ivins. With dust jacket.

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