Lead Time: A Journalist's Education

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004 - History - 403 pages
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The essential Garry Wills, Lead Time offers a provocative view of a pivotal era in America from one of our most esteemed historians. In this collection of essays, written between 1968 and 1982, Wills explores American culture, politics, and mores, and demonstrates his astute and always interesting approach to his subjects, including Vietnam, Richard Nixon, Muhammad Ali, Pope John Paul II, and Ronald Reagan. Newly reissued with a new preface, this is a must-read from “a mind that likes to range beyond the usual boundaries of periodical journalism” (New York Times).
 

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Contents

Years of Turmoil
1
Spies
51
Watergate
77
Politicians
115
Conventions
179
The Best Reporter
181
Miniconvention 74
186
Democrats 76
195
Religion
273
BornAgain Watergater
275
StainedGlass Watergate
285
Pope John Paul II
293
Dorothy Day
300
The Pope in America
304
The Devil
320
Why?
327

Republicans 76
203
Miniconvention 78
209
Presidents
219
Truman
221
Eisenhower
233
Johnson
236
Ford
241
Carter
250
Reagan
257
Athletes
329
Muhammad Ali
337
Shirley Verrett
339
Raymond Berry
346
Beverly Sills
362
Boxing A Palinode
381
Index
397
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GARRY WILLS, a distinguished historian and critic, is the author of numerous books, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Lincoln at Gettysburg, Saint Augustine, and the best-selling Why I Am a Catholic.
A regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, he has won many awards, among them two National Book Critics Circle Awards and the 1998 National Medal for the Humanities. He is a history professor emeritus at Northwestern University.

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