Cronkite LP

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HarperCollins, Jun 19, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 1456 pages
30 Reviews

For decades, Walter Cronkite was known as "the most trusted man in America." Yet this very public figure, undoubtedly the twentieth century's most revered journalist, was a remarkably private man. Drawing on unprecedented access to Cronkite's private papers as well as interviews with 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 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, 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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U-Boat is fine on first reference. - Goodreads
Now, the turgid writing, or questionable writing. - Goodreads
He positioned CBS News to benefit from his insight. - Goodreads
Plus, he's a turgid writer at times. - Goodreads
Brinkley's a superb researcher, writer and storyteller. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Simon - Goodreads

Very enjoyable read, especially if (as I do) you belong to a generation that had Cronkite for its anchorman. I started with the You Are There and Twentieth Century programs in the 1950s and never ... Read full review

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User Review  - Robert Hill - Goodreads

I have never read Douglas Brinkley until now. I will be looking for other histories he has written. This biography of Walter Cronkite was a very detailed and well-written product. Walter Cronkite's ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University and a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. The Chicago Tribune has dubbed him "America's new past master." His most recent books are The Quiet World, The Wilderness Warrior, and The Great Deluge. Six of his books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. He lives in Texas with his wife and three children.

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