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Chasing history : a kid in the newsroom

Summary: "In this triumphant memoir, Carl Bernstein, the Pulitzer Prize-winning coauthor of All the President's Men and pioneer of investigative journalism, recalls his beginnings as an audacious teenage newspaper reporter in the nation's capital--a winning tale of scrapes, gumshoeing, and American bedlam. In 1960, Bernstein was just a sixteen-year-old at considerable risk of failing to graduate high school. Inquisitive, self-taught--and, yes, truant--Bernstein landed a job as a copyboy at the Evening Star, the afternoon paper in Washington. By nineteen, he was a reporter there. In Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom, Bernstein recalls the origins of his storied journalistic career as he chronicles the Kennedy era, the swelling civil rights movement, and a slew of grisly crimes. He spins a buoyant, frenetic account of educating himself in what Bob Woodward describes as "the genius of perpetual engagement." Funny and exhilarating, poignant and frank, Chasing History is an extraordinary memoir of life on the cusp of adulthood for a determined young man with a dogged commitment to the truth"--

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  • ISBN: 9781432898656
  • ISBN: 1432898655
  • Physical Description: 665 pages (large print), 22 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.

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General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue -- The door -- Adrenaline -- Initiation -- Knowledge -- Dry run -- Legman -- Warthog -- Night beat -- Hot type -- Inaugural -- Misfit -- Lift-off -- Dictation -- Local news -- Crises -- Off campus -- Ambition -- America -- Monumental -- Growing up -- Civil rights -- Summer -- Ford Holabird -- General assignment -- The wheel -- Flack -- Leavings -- Epilogue.
Subject: Bernstein, Carl 1944-
Journalists United States Biography
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Genre: Large type books.

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