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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0765804646
ISBN-13: 9780765804648
Sku: 30788918
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1.5T
Pages:  669
Age Range:  NA
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Walter Lippmann (1889-1974) has been hailed as the greatest journalist of his age. Drawing on conversations with Lippmann and on exclusive access to his private papers, Ronald Steel reveals for the first time the extraordinary story of Lippmann's largely unrecognized additional role in twentieth-century history: his active involvement behind the scenes with presidents, politicians, and powerbrokers in helping to shape the very events he wrote about, events that changed the fate of nations. In this absorbing biography, Ronald Steel meticulously documents the philosophies and politics, the friendships and quarrels, the trials and triumphs of this man who for six decades stood at the center of American political life. Lippmann's experience spanned a period when the American empire was born, matured, and began to wane, a time some have called "the American Century". No one better captured its possibilities and wrote about them so wisely and so well, no one was more the mind, the voice, and the conscience of that era than Walter Lippmann: journalist, moralist, public philosopher.
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Walter Lippmann began his career as a brilliant young man at Harvard?studying under George Santayana, taking tea with William James, a radical outsider arguing socialism with anyone who would listen?and he ended it in his eighties, writing passionately about the agony of rioting in the streets, war in Asia, and the collapse of a presidency. In between he lived through two world wars, and a depression that shook the foundations of American capitalism.

Walter Lippmann (1889-1974) has been hailed as the greatest journalist of his age. For more than sixty years he exerted unprecedented influence on American public opinion through his writing, especially his famous newspaper column ?Today and Tomorrow.? Beginning with The New Republic in the halcyon days prior to Woodrow Wilson and the First World War, millions of Americans gradually came to rely on Lippmann to comprehend the vital issues of the day.

In this absorbing biography, Ronald Steel meticulously documents the philosophers and politics, the friendships and quarrels, the trials and triumphs of this man who for six decades stood at the center of American political life. Lippmann's experience spanned a period when the American empire was born, matured, and began to wane, a time some have called ?the American Century.? No one better captured its possibilities and wrote about them so wisely and so well, no one was more the mind, the voice, and the conscience of that era than Walter Lippmann: journalist, moralist, public philosopher.

Walter Lippmann (1889-1974) has been hailed as the greatest journalist of his age. For more than sixty years he exerted unprecedented influence on American public opinion through his writing, especially his famous newspaper column.|Drawing on conversations with Lippmann and on exclusive access to his private papers, Ronald Steel reveals for the first time the story of Lippmann's largely unrecognized additional role in twentieth-century history: his active involvement behind the scenes with presidents, politicians, and powerbrokers in helping to shape the very events he wrote about, events that changed the fate of nations.
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