Murrow, His Life and Times

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Fordham Univ Press, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 795 pages
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Murrow is the biography of America's foremost broadcast journalist, Edward R. Murrow. At twenty-nine, he was the prototype of a species new to communications-an eyewitness to history with power to reach millions. His wartime radio reports from London rooftops brought the world into American homes for the first time. His legendary television documentary See It Now exposed us to the scandals and injustices within our own country. Friend of Presidents, conscience of the people, Murrow remained an enigma-idealistic, creative, self-destructive. In this portrait, based on twelve years of research, A. M. Sperber reveals the complexity and achievements of a man whose voice, intelligence, and honesty inspired a nation during its most profound and vulnerable times.
 

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User Review  - BruceCoulson - LibraryThing

This is one of those rare books that's both incredibly dense (it took me days to finish it) and a compelling read. You will know more about Edward R. Murrow than you thought possible by the end; you also will enjoy every minute you spent learning that information. Read full review

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User Review  - ltjennysbooks - LibraryThing

This is the hugest book ever. I have been reading it and reading it. It’s about Edward Murrow as you might have imagined, and I will just tell you now that Edward Murrow was quite a person. He wasn’t ... Read full review

Contents

I Have No Hope Whatever
xix
The Heretics
1
Egg
10
New York
32
860 On Your Dial
79
Anschluss
101
The Steamroller
123
Trial by Fire
157
Investigate Intimidate and Legislate
295
1950
332
See It Now
351
The Fault Dear Brutus
414
Upright on the Treadmill
472
To Love the News
568
Washington
623
Twilight
688

Total War
201
Decompression
262

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Page xxi - This just might do nobody any good. At the end of this discourse a few people may accuse this reporter of fouling his own comfortable nest, and your organization may be accused of having given hospitality to heretical and even dangerous thoughts.

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About the author (1998)


A. M. Serber 1935-1994 also co-authored Bogart, with Eric Lax.

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