Ships from/sold by Buy.com
advertisement

Yours in Truth A Personal Portrait of Ben Bradlee (Hardcover)

Author:  Jeff Himmelman
Earn Super Points: Write a Review
Sorry, this selection is currently unavailable.
Yours in Truth Himmelman, Jeff 1 of 1
$27.00
(Save 31%)
$18.51 + $3.35 SHIPPING
EARN 19 RAKUTEN SUPER POINTS™ Super Points
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
FORMAT: Hardcover
CONDITION:  Brand New
TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT.:
More inventory may be available. Place your order today and be one of the first to receive this product when it arrives!
Alert me when this item is in stock.
45 day return policy
Share
 
Description
 

Learn more about Yours in Truth:

Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1400068479
ISBN-13: 9781400068470
Sku: 212124811
Publish Date: 5/8/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 1.5T
Pages:  495
 
An intimate portrait of the legendary former executive editor of "The Washington Post"; a fixture on the American scene for nearly half a century--close friend to John F. Kennedy, the center of D.C. social life, and a crusty, charismatic editor who changed the course of history.
From the Publisher:
?I hope we're as good friends when you finish your book as we are now,? Ben Bradlee, the legendary former executive editor of The Washington Post, told Jeff Himmelman in March 2010. ?But I don't give a [expletive deleted] what you write about me.?
 
So begins Yours in Truth, an intimate portrait of a fixture on the American scene for nearly half a century?close friend to John F. Kennedy, the center of D.C. social life, and a crusty, charismatic editor whose decisions at the helm of the Post during Watergate changed the course of history. Granted unprecedented access to Bradlee and his colleagues, friends, and private files, Himmelman draws on never-before-seen internal Post memos, correspondence, personal photographs, and private interviews to trace the full arc of Bradlee's forty-five year career?from his early days as a press attaché in postwar Paris through the Pentagon Papers, Richard Nixon's resignation, the Janet Cooke fabrication scandal, and beyond. Himmelman also unearths a series of surprises?about Watergate, and about Bradlee's private relationships with Post owner Katharine Graham and President Kennedy and his wife, Jackie.
 
?Don't feel you have to protect me,? Bradlee told Himmelman whenever the reporting started to strike close to home. ?Follow your nose.? Those instructions, familiar to any Post reporter, have resulted in this thoughtfully constructed and beautifully written account of a magnetic man whose career has come to define the golden age of newspapers in America, when the press battled for its freedom?and won.

Praise

"[The author] deftly curates previously published material, boring in on the newly revealed and revealing, ultimately creating the best Bradlee biography we're likely to get." - Phil Bronstein 08/05/2012

Product Attributes

Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0495
Product attributePublisher:   Random House
Advertisement Bottom