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CITY ROOM

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A loving, extremely guarded memoir of the author's 45 years with the New York Times, from durance vile to managing editor.A son of the Bronx, Gelb appeared in the Times' "raffish, freewheeling" city room in 1944 at the age of 20, a copy boy in a world of paste pots and scissors, bookies and cigars, Morse code and cable, a rough trade with its own caste system and clashing personalities. The best ... Read full review

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Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Robert Finn

Full disclosure: I am one of that nationwide brotherhood of folks who cannot get along without the New York Times. Though 450 miles and two states removed from New York City, I still devour the Times as a starving man would devour a hearty meal. It is good news for us Times junkies that Arthur Gelb's recounting of his career at the paper, published to considerable acclaim last year, is now out in ... Read full review

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