Cronkite by Douglas BrinkleyCronkite by Douglas Brinkley


byDouglas Brinkley

Paperback | May 21, 2013

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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.

Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University, CBS News Historian, and a contributing editor atVanity Fair.The Chicago Tribunehas dubbed him "America's new past master." Seven of his books have been selected asNew York TimesNotable Books of the Year.Cronkitewon the Sperber Prize for Best Book in Journalism and was aWash...
Title:CronkiteFormat:PaperbackDimensions:864 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.38 inPublished:May 21, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006137427X

ISBN - 13:9780061374272

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“A tremendous read. . . . Brinkley’s book brings this man intimately to light, in all his petty maneuvers and all his grandeur. I gobbled up every page.”