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Author: Douglas Brinkley
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062196634
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Douglas Brinkley presents the definitive, revealing biography of an American legend: renowned news anchor Walter Cronkite. An acclaimed author and historian, Brinkley has drawn upon recently disclosed letters, diaries, and other artifacts at the recently opened Cronkite Archive to bring detail and depth to this deeply personal portrait. He also interviewed nearly two hundred of Cronkite’s closest friends and colleagues, including Andy Rooney, Leslie Stahl, Barbara Walters, Dan Rather, Brian Williams, Les Moonves, Christiane Amanpour, Katie Couric, Bob Schieffer, Ted Turner, Jimmy Buffett, and Morley Safer, using their voices to instill dignity and humanity in this study of one of America’s most beloved and trusted public figures.

Around America

Author: Walter Cronkite
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393323351
Size: 47.86 MB
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In a witty travelogue, the award-winning journalist describes his odyssey around the coastlines of America, from the easternmost tip of Maine, to the islands off the coast of Texas, to California's Redwood Coast, documenting the people and places, past and present, that have shaped the United States. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

A Reporter S Life

Author: Walter Cronkite
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 034541103X
Size: 72.30 MB
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One of America's most trusted journalists describes his youth, his early career as a reporter, his work as a war correspondent, and his rise to the pinnacle of television news, sharing his views on the media, news, and the American condition

Conversations With Cronkite

Author: Walter Cronkite
Publisher: Center for Amer History
Size: 42.78 MB
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Offers snapshots of the anchorman's life and career through excerpts from interviews conducted by oral historian Don Carleton.

On The Edge Of Darkness

Author: Kathy Cronkite
ISBN: 9780385314268
Size: 66.53 MB
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Kitty Dukakis, Joan Rivers, Mike Wallace, Jules Feiffer, and many other famous people, along with the author, tell how they overcame depression, alongside information by medical experts on the workings of depression and varieties of treatment. Reprint.

Cronkite S War

Author: Walter Cronkite
Publisher: National Geographic
ISBN: 1426210191
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The iconic American journalist shares the story of his World War II experiences as a then-obscure United Press wire service reporter, tracing his two convoys across the dangerous North Atlantic to assignments in England and North Africa, which he documented in long, detailed letters to his beloved wife, Betsy.

Watching Walter Cronkite

Author: Austin Ken Kutscher
Publisher: Gordian Knot
Size: 35.73 MB
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Reflections on how our lives were shaped today by the transformative events of the 1950s and 60s

Assignment To Hell

Author: Timothy M. Gay
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101585382
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“A book every modern journalist—and citizen—should read.”—Tom Brokaw, Author of The Greatest Generation In February 1943, a group of journalists—including a young wire service correspondent named Walter Cronkite and cub reporter Andy Rooney—clamored to fly along on a bombing raid over Nazi Germany. Seven of the sixty-four bombers that attacked a U-boat base that day never made it back to England. A fellow survivor, Homer Bigart of the New York Herald Tribune, asked Cronkite if he’d thought through a lede. “I think I’m going to say,” mused Cronkite, “that I’ve just returned from an assignment to hell.” Assignment to Hell tells the powerful and poignant story of the war against Hitler through the eyes of five intrepid reporters. Cronkite crashed into Holland on a glider with U.S. paratroopers. Rooney dodged mortar shells as he raced across the Rhine at Remagen. Behind enemy lines in Sicily, Bigart jumped into an amphibious commando raid that nearly ended in disaster. The New Yorker’s A. J. Liebling ducked sniper fire as Allied troops liberated his beloved Paris. The Associated Press’s Hal Boyle barely escaped SS storm troopers as he uncovered the massacre of U.S. soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge. This book serves as a stirring tribute to five of World War II’s greatest correspondents and to the brave men and women who fought on the front lines against fascism—their generation’s “assignment to hell.” From the Trade Paperback edition.

Woodrow Wilson

Author: Ann Gaines
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438103115
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Readers will be captivated by the remarkable accomplishments and riveting personalities featured in these biographical on the United States' greatest presidents Concise writing, illustrated presidential time lines and detailed sidebars tell the inside story of the men who shaped our great nation. An informative, illustrated appendix summarizes both the office of the presidency and the individual president's life, highlighting many interesting facts certain to fascinate readers. Though he initially focused his attention on domestic policy, Wilson eventually recognized the need for the United States to become involved in World War I.

Jimmy Stewart

Author: Starr Smith
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760328248
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Of all the celebrities who served their country during World War II--and they were legion--Jimmy Stewart was unique. "Bomber Pilot" chronicles his long journey to become a bomber pilot in combat.