Conversations with Cronkite

Author: Walter Cronkite,Don Carleton

Publisher: Center for Amer History


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 374

View: 5195

Offers snapshots of the anchorman's life and career through excerpts from interviews conducted by oral historian Don Carleton.

On the Edge of Darkness

Conversations about Conquering Depression

Author: Kathy Cronkite

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780385314268

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 7419

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.


Author: Douglas Brinkley

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062196634

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 864

View: 575

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.

Cronkite's War

His World War II Letters Home

Author: Walter Cronkite,Maurice Isserman

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 1426210191

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 318

View: 4243

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.

Conversations with Carter

Author: Jimmy Carter

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555878016

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 2660

Contains twenty-three interviews covering Carter's public stands and private beliefs, by such individuals as Tom Brokaw, John Chancellor, Bill Moyers, Mike Wallace, and Barbara Walters

Conversations with Carter

Author: Jimmy Carter

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555878016

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 7660

Contains twenty-three interviews covering Carter's public stands and private beliefs, by such individuals as Tom Brokaw, John Chancellor, Bill Moyers, Mike Wallace, and Barbara Walters

A Reporter's Life

Author: Walter Cronkite

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 034541103X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 5343

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

The Time of Our Lives

A Conversation about America - Who We Are, Where We've Been, and Where We Need to Go Now, to Recapture the American Dream

Author: Tom Brokaw

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 081297512X

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 5662

The NBC news anchor and former White House correspondent evaluates the American dream of the past, present and future as experienced by four generations of his and other families. By the best-selling author of Boom!. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

TV Brings Battle Into the Home with the Vietnam War

4D an Augmented Reading Experience

Author: Karen Latchana Kenney

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756558298

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 3781

On-point historical photographs combined with strong narration bring the battles and controversies surrounding the Vietnam War to life. People saw the battles in real time, on the nightly news, changing forever how people viewed war. Readers will see it as well, both in the text and in the accompanying video clips via the free Capstone 4D app, creating an augmented reality experience that brings the printed page to life.

The Death of a President

November 20-November 25, 1963

Author: William Manchester

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 031637072X

Category: History

Page: 736

View: 7905

William Manchester's epic and definitive account of President John F. Kennedy's assassination -- now restored to print in a new paperback edition. As the world still reeled from the tragic and historic events of November 22, 1963, William Manchester set out, at the request of the Kennedy family, to create a detailed, authoritative record of the days immediately preceding and following President John F. Kennedy's death. Through hundreds of interviews, abundant travel and firsthand observation, and with unique access to the proceedings of the Warren Commission, Manchester conducted an exhaustive historical investigation, accumulating forty-five volumes of documents, exhibits, and transcribed tapes. His ultimate objective -- to set down as a whole the national and personal tragedy that was JFK's assassination -- is brilliantly achieved in this galvanizing narrative, a book universally acclaimed as a landmark work of modern history.

The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication

Author: Robert Trager,Susan Dente Ross,Amy Reynolds

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506363237

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 704

View: 5073

The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication, Sixth Edition, by Robert Trager, Susan Dente Ross, and Amy Reynolds offers a clear and engaging introduction to media law with comprehensive coverage and analysis of key cases for future journalists and media professionals. You are introduced to key legal issues at the start of each chapter, building your critical thinking skills before progressing to real-world landmark cases that demonstrate how media law is applied today. Contemporary examples, emerging legal topics, international issues, and cutting-edge research all help you to retain and apply principles of media law in practice. The thoroughly revised Sixth Edition has been reorganized and shortened to 12 chapters, streamlining the content and offering instructors more opportunities for classroom activities. This edition also goes beyond the judiciary—including discussions of tweets and public protests, alcohol ads in university newspapers, global data privacy and cybersecurity, libel on the internet, and free speech on college campuses—to show how the law affects the ways mass communication works and how people perceive and receive that work.

The Art of Mingling

Fun and Proven Techniques for Mastering Any Room

Author: Jeanne Martinet

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250061768

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 5377

Fully revised and updated-with Jeanne Martinet's trademark wit and practicality, The Art of Mingling hands you the keys to feeling at ease in any social situation Does the idea of going to a large party make your mouth go dry? Are you more comfortable on Facebook than face-to-face? You're not alone: Ninety percent of the world suffers from minglephobia. Jeanne Martinet has developed a cure-a sure-fire system for overcoming fears and having a great time at any type of business or social gathering. Filled with simple techniques, tricks, tips, lines and maneuvers, and illustrated with entertaining examples, The Art of Mingling teaches you: * Basic survival strategies for the Truly Terrified * Opening lines and gambits that really work * Tools and rules for keeping the conversation going in the right direction * The all-important etiquette of escape * Faux pas recovery techniques * How to avoid the dumb use of smartphones * The secret to being a good listener * The right way to follow up online * and much, much more!


Talking about the Sixties : what Happened, how it Shaped Today, Lessons for Tomorrow

Author: Tom Brokaw

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0812975111

Category: History

Page: 662

View: 3147

Redefines the tumultuous 1960s, a decade that saw the rise of the rebellious children of the greatest generation, to reveal how American social, political, economic, and cultural institutions were transformed by an era of dramatic change.


The Odyssey of Sir Arthur C. Clarke

Author: Neil McAleer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615513690


Page: 411

View: 4927

Big Game

The NFL in Dangerous Times

Author: Mark Leibovich

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399185437

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 7955

The New York Times bestseller! From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of This Town, an equally merciless probing of America's biggest cultural force, pro football, at a moment of peak success and high anxiety Like millions of Americans, Mark Leibovich has spent more of his life tuned into pro football than he'd care to admit. Being a lifelong New England Patriots fan meant growing up on a steady diet of lovable loserdom. That is, until the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era made the Pats the most ruthlessly efficient and polarizing sports dynasty of the modern NFL, and its fans the most irritating in all of Pigskin America. Leibovich kept his obsession quiet, making a nice career for himself covering that other playground for rich and overgrown children, American politics. Still, every now and then Leibovich would reach out to Tom Brady to gauge his willingness to subject himself to a profile. He figured that the chances of Brady agreeing were a Hail Mary at best, but Brady returned Mark's call in summer 2014 and kept on returning his calls through epic Patriots Super Bowl victory and defeat, and a scandal involving Brady--Deflategate--whose grip on sports media was as profound as its true significance was ridiculous. So began a four-year odyssey that took Mark Leibovich deeper inside the NFL than anyone has gone before. From the owners' meeting to the draft to the sidelines of crucial games, he takes in the show at the elbow of everyone from Brady to big-name owners to the cordially despised NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell. Ultimately, BIG GAME is a chronicle of "peak football"--the high point of the sport's economic success and cultural dominance, but also the time when the dark side began to show. It is an era of explosive revenue growth, but also one of creeping existential fear. Players have long joked that NFL stands for "not for long," but as the true impact of concussions becomes inescapable background noise, it's increasingly difficult to enjoy the simple glory of football without the buzz-kill of its obvious consequences. And that was before Donald Trump. In 2016, Mark's day job caught up with him, and the NFL slammed headlong into America's culture wars. BIG GAME is a journey through an epic storm. Through it all, Leibovich always keeps one eye on Tom Brady and his beloved Patriots, through to the 2018 Super Bowl. Pro football, this hilarious and enthralling book proves, may not be the sport America needs, but it is most definitely the sport we deserve.


on returning to Vietnam

Author: Morley Safer

Publisher: Random House Inc


Category: History

Page: 206

View: 6538

A noted television journalist records his impressions of Vietnam during a 1988 trip to Southeast Asia, describing encounters with old friends and enemies, the impact of the Vietnam War on the region, and changes in the country since the war

The Viennese Revolution of 1848

Author: R. John Rath

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292724934

Category: History

Page: 442

View: 4857

Liberalism, in the nineteenth-century sense of the term, came to Austria much later than it came to western Europe, for it was not until the 1840s that the industrial revolution reached the Hapsburg Empire, bringing in its train miserable working conditions and economic upheaval, which created bitter resentment among the working classes and a longing for a Utopia that would cure the ills of mankind. This new-found liberalism, largely self-contained and uninfluenced by liberal movements outside the empire, centered mainly in the idea of individual freedom and constitutional monarchism. In the end, the revolution failed because the moderates proved too weak to control the radical excesses, and the radicals in growing desperation tried to turn the rebel idea into a democratic and, at the extreme, a republican one. Fear of this extremism finally drove the moderates into the counterrevolutionary camp. Since the Viennese rebels fought to achieve many of the goals fundamental to democracy, historians have generally tended to idealize the revolutionaries and forget their shortcomings. R. John Rath has sought to evaluate the revolution from the point of view of the political ideologies of 1848 rather than those of the mid-twentieth century. Moreover, he has clearly and objectively stated the case for both the left and the right, pointing out the failures and shortcomings of each. At its publication, this was the first detailed English-language book on the Viennese Revolution of 1848 in more than a hundred years. The author has not confined himself to the bare bones of history. In his descriptions of the times and lively portrayals of the chief actors of the revolution, he has vividly restaged a drama of an ideal that failed.

The Individuality of Portugal

A Study in Historical-Political Geography

Author: Dan Stanislawski

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477305092

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 3207

Many map users have wondered why Portugal, sharing with Spain the Iberian Peninsula, ever became a separate nation. That question is answered with remarkable clarity by Dan Stanislawski. This book also presents an analysis of the factors that produce separate nations and offers a study of the evolution of national cultures generally, especially as they apply to Portugal.

Portugal's Other Kingdom

The Algarve

Author: Dan Stanislawski

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292741820

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 410

A land of long ago on the brink of tomorrow. That is the Algarve, the southernmost province of Portugal, a land that knew the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, Moslems—and yet retained its own distinctive personality. In the 1950s it first felt the impact of industrialization, and from that situation the author developed this book. In presenting this descriptive geography of the Algarve, Dan Stanislawski offers no thesis, except that geographers, economists, politicians, humanists—all those interested in the way the world is developing—should watch the small, culturally disparate areas of the world, to learn what they have of value to teach, to enjoy the qualities of their independent ways of living, and to observe and evaluate their reaction to modern change. This book, the result of detailed observation of one such region, is a valuable contribution to the knowledge necessary to form sound value judgments on the future development of these areas. From this account the charm of the Algarve emerges in all of its picturesqueness. With the aid of Stanislawski's vivid descriptions, his eighteen helpful maps and graphs, and his more than ninety photographs, the reader moves leisurely through this appealing, but unpublicized, region: along roadways bordered by rock walls and blooming almonds, traveled by sturdy burros bearing their loads of produce; through colorful landscapes of the Lower Algarve, with their pastel-calcimined dwellings and their intensively cultivated plots of olives, figs, carobs, grain, and vegetables; along the rugged cliff coast near Portimão, and the boat-filled port of Faro; past the canyon gardens of the Caldeirão; along the Arade River with its cork barges; northward past Cape S. Vicente to the area of wind-sheared trees. Guided by Stanislawski, the reader comes to understand Algarvian problems inherent in soils, topography, climate, location, and history. He sees the Algarvians following the occupational practices that have produced for them, in the midst of difficult conditions, a stable culture: fishing, netmaking, shipbuilding, farming, herding, and so on. He realizes that these people, with their unique cultural background and environment, desire to live, and to change, in their own way. Finally, he learns how it is possible to communicate effectively with the Algarvians and with millions of other people whose peculiar problems tend to isolate them from the rest of the world.

Marx and History

From Primitive Society to the Communist Future

Author: D. Ross Gandy

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292740956

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 7478

In this book Marx's observations on history, which are found scattered throughout his voluminous writings, are brought together and subjected to searching analysis. D. Ross Gandy writes in refreshingly direct language, without resorting to jargon. For the first time we have a thoughtful assessment of Marx's views on all the epochs that cross his historical vision. Gandy treats Marx's ideas on primitive societies, on ancient Roman and Asiatic civilization, on the structure of feudalism, on strategies for overthrowing capitalism, and on the hypothetical communist future. Among the author's departures from traditional readings of Marx are his interpretations of class struggle, his conception of social strata, and his cogent analysis of the "new Marxism." Since many aspects of Marxist historical theory have been neglected or distorted, Gandy's remarkably clear commentary, based on extensive research—including an exhaustive study of the forty-volume Marx-Engels Werke—will doubtless stimulate debate among sociologists and other students of social change, political scientists, and historians.