Taking on the World: Joseph and Stewart Alsop, Guardians of the American Century

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Penguin Books, Apr 1, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 672 pages
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Blue-blooded journalists Joseph and Stewart Alsop dominated the Washington press corps from the end of World War II to Vietnam. Their influence in the highest government circles was so great that they even initiated policy decisions. This rich and entertaining portrait of the Alsops and their age is an unusually illuminating window into American history. 16 pages of photos.

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TAKING ON THE WORLD: Joseph and Stewart Alsop--Guardians of the American Century

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A vigorous biography (the second this year: see Edwin M. Yoder Jr.'s Joe Alsop's Cold War, p. 156) of the brothers whose journalistic opinion shaped American foreign policy through much of the Cold ... Read full review

Taking on the world: Joseph and Stewart Alsop--guardians of the American century

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Joseph and Stewart Alsop covered the American political scene for the New York Herald Tribune, the Saturday Evening Post, and Newsweek from the 1930s into the 1970s. Born into America's Anglo-Saxon ... Read full review



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Robert Merry is the editor of "The National Interest". He has been a Washington correspondent for The Wall Street Journal "and the executive editor of the "Congressional Quarterly". He has written for "The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, The National Review", "The American Spectator, "and "The National Interest. "He has appeared in "Meet the Press, Face the Nation, Newsmakers", and many other programs. He lives in McLean, Virginia.

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