Double Vision: Reflections on My Heritage, Life and Profession

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Beacon Press, Apr 1, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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The dramatic memoir by one of America's most respected journalists and media critics takes us from the author's narrow escape from a Turkish massacre of Armenians as a young child, to his secret acquisition of the Pentagon Papers, to the transformation of American journalism over the last half century. "Riveting reading".Mark Jurkowitz, THE BOSTON GLOBE. Notes. Index.
  

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Bagdikian might have been better served had he written a full-scale autobiography rather than this partial memoir that describes some of his colorful life and some of his exemplary career as a ... Read full review

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Contents

A NotSoSecret Mission
1
And 5400 Pages of NotSoSecret Secrets
7
The Good Old Days Werent
34
Seeing Double
51
I Am DeadAlmost
67
The Exodus
75
My Mother
95
My Father behind His Divinity Degree
108
Uncle Fred
128
My Life as a Failure
144
Your Kind Their Kindand World WarII
161
The News as Seen from Wall Street
180
I Discover I Have a Union Problem
193
Wars and SocietyBottom Up or Top Down?
209
Cardiac Therapy for Me And the News?
226
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About the author (1997)

Ben H. Bagdikian has been a Washington bureau chief and foreign correspondent for the Providence Journal, an assistant managing editor of the Washington Post, and a dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.

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