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The Resource A good life : newspapering and other adventures, Ben Bradlee

A good life : newspapering and other adventures, Ben Bradlee

Label
A good life : newspapering and other adventures
Title
A good life
Title remainder
newspapering and other adventures
Statement of responsibility
Ben Bradlee
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the witty, candid story of a daring young man who made his own way to the heights of American journalism and public life, of the great adventure that took him at only twenty years old straight from Harvard to almost four years in the shooting war in the South Pacific, and back, from a maverick New Hampshire weekly to an apprenticeship for Newsweek in postwar Paris, then to the Washington Bureau chief's desk, and finally to the apex of his career at The Washington Post. Bradlee took the helm of The Washington Post in 1965. He and his reporters transformed it into one of the most influential and respected news publications in the world, reinvented modern investigative journalism, and redefined the way news is reported, published, and read. Under his direction, the paper won eighteen Pulitzer prizes. His leadership and investigative drive following the break-in at the Democratic National Committee led to the downfall of a president, and kept every president afterward on his toes. Bradlee, backed every step of the way by the Graham family, challenged the federal government over the right to publish the Pentagon Papers - and won. His ingenuity, and the spirited reporting of Sally Quinn, now his wife, led to the creation of the Style Section, a revolutionary newspaper feature in its time, now copied by just about every paper in the country
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bradlee, Benjamin C
Dewey number
070.4/1/092
Illustrations
photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4874.B6615
LC item number
B73 1995
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bradlee, Benjamin C
  • Journalists
Label
A good life : newspapering and other adventures, Ben Bradlee
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Early years -- Harvard -- Navy -- New Hampshire -- Washington Post: first tour -- Paris I-Press attaché -- Paris II-Newsweek -- Newsweek, Washington -- JFK -- Newsweek sale; JFK; Phil -- Post-JFK -- Washington Post, 1965-71 -- Pentagon papers -- Watergate -- After Watergate -- Washington Post, 1975-80 -- Janet Cooke -- National Security: public vs. private -- Moving out, moving on
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
514 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684808949
Lccn
95011361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm32589344
Label
A good life : newspapering and other adventures, Ben Bradlee
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Early years -- Harvard -- Navy -- New Hampshire -- Washington Post: first tour -- Paris I-Press attaché -- Paris II-Newsweek -- Newsweek, Washington -- JFK -- Newsweek sale; JFK; Phil -- Post-JFK -- Washington Post, 1965-71 -- Pentagon papers -- Watergate -- After Watergate -- Washington Post, 1975-80 -- Janet Cooke -- National Security: public vs. private -- Moving out, moving on
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
514 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684808949
Lccn
95011361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm32589344

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