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User Review  - NewsieQ - LibraryThing

The author began working at the The New York Times in 1944 at age 20. He retired 45 years later as a top editor. Published in 2003, City Room tells the story of those 45 years, emphasizing the ... Read full review

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User Review  - nino777 - LibraryThing

this book should be one of the world's best autobiography....this book was like good company sitting next to me and sharing insights that might seem at once unique and familiar..from this book i met ... Read full review

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User Review  - askar - LibraryThing

What a disappointment! City Room, Arthur Gelb's autobiography, is like reading about the petty concerns of a shopkeeper ... who just happened to monger newspapers instead of groceries ... a mediocre ... Read full review

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User Review  - Manthepark - LibraryThing

A very interesting book on three levels first about the New York Time and how it has worked and changed over the 20th century. Second about an interesting career in journalism over several decades ... Read full review

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User Review  - bbrad - LibraryThing

Written when the newspaper business was healthy, this NYTimesman's memoir reminds us of what we stand to lose by the daily papers' demise. No more carefully fact-checked investigative reporting. No ... Read full review

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

Autobiography of an old-time newspaper man. Interesting to see the inner workings of a paper, but a bit long-winded at times. Read full review

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User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

Long and tedious at times. But interesting nonetheless and good insight on what used to be the inner workings of a newspaper. Read full review

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User Review  - Aaron - Goodreads

Mentioned in a Maureen Dowd column 10/21/09 Read full review

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User Review  - Ronni - Goodreads

Behind the scenes of The New York Times from its early days. Very interesting. It was particularly interesting to see how the editors downplayed the holocaust because they didn't want the paper to be viewed as a "Jewish newspaper." The story was buried. Read full review

Review: City Room

User Review  - Ruth Portnoy - Goodreads

Because I was a journalist for most of my adult life, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Friends in the profession have remarked that it's too nostalgic and sugar-coated; the the NYT was not the warm and ... Read full review


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