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User Review  - NewsieQ - LibraryThing

The author began working at the The New York Times in 1944 at age 20. He retired 45 years later as a top editor. Published in 2003, City Room tells the story of those 45 years, emphasizing the ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - nino777 - LibraryThing

this book should be one of the world's best autobiography....this book was like good company sitting next to me and sharing insights that might seem at once unique and familiar..from this book i met ... Read full review

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User Review  - askar - LibraryThing

What a disappointment! City Room, Arthur Gelb's autobiography, is like reading about the petty concerns of a shopkeeper ... who just happened to monger newspapers instead of groceries ... a mediocre ... Read full review

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User Review  - Manthepark - LibraryThing

A very interesting book on three levels – first about the New York Time and how it has worked and changed over the 20th century. Second about an interesting career in journalism over several decades ... Read full review

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User Review  - bbrad - LibraryThing

Written when the newspaper business was healthy, this NYTimesman's memoir reminds us of what we stand to lose by the daily papers' demise. No more carefully fact-checked investigative reporting. No ... Read full review

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User Review  - kencf0618 - LibraryThing

A thick slice of the American century as seen from a career in NYC journalism, particulary from the environs of the New York Times, this memoir is also a social history of sorts. Full of telling detail. Read full review

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User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

In this fast-paced memoir, former New York Times managing editor Gelb reminisces fondly about his coming of age as a reporter and editor. The story begins in 1944, when Gelb landed a job as a copyboy ... Read full review

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

Autobiography of an old-time newspaper man. Interesting to see the inner workings of a paper, but a bit long-winded at times. Read full review

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