The classic New York Times bestselling memoir by legendary Executive Editor of The Washington Post Ben Bradlee—with a new foreword by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein and an afterword by Sally Quinn.
The most important, glamorous, and famous newspaperman of modern times traces his path from Harvard to the battles of the South Pacific to the pinnacle of success at The Washington Post. After Bradlee took the helm in 1965, he and his reporters transformed the Post into one of the most influential and respected news publications in the world, reinvented modern investigative journalism, won eighteen Pulitzer Prizes, and redefined the way news is reported, published, and read.
His leadership and investigative drive during the Watergate scandal led to the downfall of a president, and his challenge to the government over the right to publish the Pentagon Papers changed the course of American history.
Bradlee’s timeless memoir is a fascinating, irreverent, earthy, and revealing look at America and American journalism in the twentieth century — a “sassy, sometimes eye-poppingly, engrossing autobiography...must reading” (The New York Times Book Review).
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)|
About the Author
Ben Bradlee was Executive Editor of The Washington Post from 1968 to 1991.
Table of Contents
Foreword Bob Woodward Carl Bernstein xi
1 Early Years 1
2 Harvard 29
3 Navy 48
4 New Hampshire 80
5 Washington Post: First Tour 98
6 Paris I-Press Attaché 119
7 Paris II-Newsweek 139
8 Newsweek, Washington 177
9 JFK 191
10 Newsweek Sale; JFK; PHIL 211
11 Post-JFK 242
12 Washington Post, 1965-71 262
13 Pentagon Papers 300
14 Watergate 315
15 After Watergate 379
16 Washington Post, 1975-80 405
17 Janet Cooke 430
18 National Security: Public vs. Private 449
19 Moving Out, Moving On 482
Afterword Sally Quinn 495
Picture Credits 521
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The story of Benjamin C.Bradlee is a straight forward one. A true American Hero! This book will reveal a lot more if the reader listens to the Audio Tapes (4 cassettes) of the same title read by the great man himself. The pauses, the passion, the idefatigable search for news is best revealed in his own voice. An unforgettable experience!