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Washington Goes To War

Author : David Brinkley
ISBN : 0517382113
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Though it is today the hub of international affairs and government, Washington, D.C. was once little more than a small Southern town that happened to host our nationally elected officials. Award-winning journalist David Brinkley remembers what it was like--how Washington awoke from its slumber and found itself with a war on its hands. Washington had to print the paper, alphabetize the bureaucracies, host the parties, pitch the propaganda, write the laws, launch the drives, draft the boys, hire the "government girls," and engage in an often hilarious administrative war of words, wit, and even wisdom. "From the Paperback edition.

David Brinkley

Author : David Brinkley
ISBN : 0345374029
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this wonderful, best-selling life story readers and fans develop an intimate relationship with the simple Southern boy who became one of America's most respected and experienced newsmen. Reprint.

Brinkley S Beat

Author : David Brinkley
ISBN : 9781400041954
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From one of America’s most revered journalists–a richly entertaining roundup of the extraordinary individuals with whom he crossed paths in our nation’s capital and of the events that marked the twentieth century. Here are firsthand profiles of Washington insiders that only an insider himself could have given us: Franklin D. Roosevelt counting out enough cigarettes to get through a half-hour debriefing with the press; May Craig, the first female reporter to penetrate Roosevelt’s inner sanctum, who never failed to remind the president that his wife was a newspaper writer, too; Theodore Bilbo, a Mississippi senator and race baiter who effectively became mayor of Washington at a time when it was a segregated provincial town; Jimmy Hoffa, the popular and ill-fated union leader; Lyndon Johnson, whom Brinkley describes as the most impressive and appalling figure he encountered; and Ronald Reagan, whom he found to be the most mysterious of the eleven presidents he covered. Here is also Brinkley’s account of President Kennedy’s assassination and a poignant remembrance of D-day. David Brinkley was there and saw it all. In the “sour-lovable manner” (Mark Feeney, Boston Globe) of storytelling that he perfected, and in a narrative style that is both “hilarious and instructive” (George Will), Brinkley’s Beat gives us his vivid recollections and the intelligence, acuity, and clear-sightedness on which his unimpeachable reputation rested for more than half a century. From the Hardcover edition.

Everyone Is Entitled To My Opinion

Author : David Brinkley
ISBN : 0345409523
Genre : Humor
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In a collection of short essays, commentaries, and other writings, the journalist shares his thoughts on politics, human foibles, and the falsities of contemporary American life. Reprint.

Superfolks

Author : Robert Mayer
ISBN : 1429957085
Genre : Fiction
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Before there was WATCHMEN, there was SUPERFOLKS.... David Brinkley used to be a hero, the greatest the world had ever seen--until he retired, got married, moved to the suburbs, and packed on a few extra pounds. Now all the heroes are dead or missing, and his beloved New York is on the edge of chaos. It's up to Brinkley to come to the rescue, but he's in the midst of a serious mid-life crisis--his superpowers are failing him. At long last this classic satire that inspired comic books like Watchmen and Miracleman is back in print. It's a hilarious thriller that digs deep into the American psyche.

The Nixon Tapes 1973

Author : Douglas Brinkley
ISBN : 9780544633339
Genre : Political Science
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“A revealing selection . . . [a] heroic service.” — New York Times Book Review “Endlessly fascinating . . . Essential for students of late-twentieth-century history and the American presidency.” — Kirkus Reviews “[A] monumental effort . . . Astonishing.” — Austin American-Statesman Between 1971 and 1973, President Richard Nixon’s voice-activated tape recorders captured 3,700 hours of conversations. Douglas Brinkley and Luke Nichter’s intrepid two-volume transcription and annotation of the highlights of this essential archive provides an unprecedented and fascinating window into the inner workings of a momentous presidency. The Nixon Tapes: 1973 tells the concluding chapter of the story, the final year of taping, covering such events as the Vietnam cease-fire, the Wounded Knee standoff, and, of course, the Watergate investigation. Once again, there are revelations on every page. With Nixon’s landslide 1972 reelection victory receding into the background and the scandal that would scuttle the administration looming, The Nixon Tapes: 1973 reveals the inside story of the tragedy that followed the triumph. “A priceless . . . historical document . . . Readers will enjoy the editors’ insightful introductions.” — Publishers Weekly

Brothers

Author : David Talbot
ISBN : 9780743269186
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Sheds new light on the tumultuous inner life of the Kennedy presidency and its aftermath, revealing the conflicts that tore apart the Kennedy administration and Bobby Kennedy's secret quest to solve his beloved brother's murder.

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