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1991, ISBN: 9780394585581

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Random House, 1991 Near-new copy - Appears unread. Stated First Edition. NO remainder marks or price clippings - Tight spine - Bright pages. 525 pages. Illustrated with photos. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. - From The Critics Publishers Weekly Although a self-described unreconstructed Scotch Calvinist, the 82-year-old Reston clearly has mellowed, by evidence of this captivating memoir. Perceptive, frank, uncommonly interesting, avuncular, he relates with seemingly total recall ``everything he saw'' during 50 years with the New York Times as correspondent, D.C. bureau chief, executive editor, columnist. We learn much from Reston's close readings of the characters of our era's major political figures: the 10 presidents he has covered, cabinet members, presidential advisers, legislators, international leaders. His shop talk of the Times , revealing of internal workings, analyzes coverage of various controversial events and profiles colleagues. The integrity of the Times , Reston writes, has been one of the ``dominant forces'' in his life, along with his wife and the stern teaching of his parents. ``Don't breathe on the window, ye'll get it dirty,'' his mother was wont to chastise, but ``Scotty'' gives the admonition no mind in his impressive memoirs. (Oct.) Library Journal ``Scotty'' Reston emerges unscathed from Russell Baker's The Good Times ( LJ 5/1/89), an ironic memoir of the New York Times political beat, and after reading Reston's memoirs, it's not hard to see why. Reston is one of those writers whose simple sentences seem so only for seconds; then the acuity of the expression hits. Reston provides a solid summary of his days covering the London blitz, being chief Washington correspondent during the Cold War, and achieving the executive editorship in 1968. While Reston lacks Baker's fine sense of absurdity, he has other admirable qualities: he is fiercely proud of his Scottish heritage (he emigrated to the United States as a child) and dedicated to his job (he now writes in retirement for the Times ) and most of all his family. With so much media-bashing going on these days, it's nice to hold up an exemplar of the profession. Recommended to anyone interested in reporting on this time period and for all journalism collections. --Judy Quinn, ``Library Journal'' Kirkus Reviews Two-time Pulitzer-winner Reston (Reston's Washington, 1986, etc.) recalls with verve and good humor his life and times, including 50 years as reporter, Washington bureau chief, executive editor, and columnist for The New York Times. Now a retired octogenarian, Reston offers an almost classic immigrant's success story. After coming to the US from Scotland with his devoutly Calvinist parents, the young "Scotty" caught the eye of Ohio Governor James Cox while caddying and was helped through college by this former Democratic presidential nominee. Thereafter, his rise was steady but sure: Cincinnati Reds publicist, AP sportswriter, then his legendary tenure at the Times, where his politically mainstream column became required Washington reading for several decades. Save for final chapters when he mounts the pulpit to expound on how the world has changed in his lifetime, the worst quality of the column its omniscient tone is refreshingly absent from the bright, informal prose here (Ronald Reagan "announced when he arrived that it was morning in America, but he didn't like to get out of bed"). The longtime Washington press-corps dean sheds little light on the convulsive internal struggles at the Times (including his year as executive editor) recounted in Harrison Salisbury's Without Fear or Favor and Gay Talese's The Kingdom and the Power, but provides affectionate, often compassionate, portraits of journalist colleagues Arthur Krock and Walter Lippmann, heavyweight politicians and statesmen (Dean Acheson, Arthur Vandenberg, and "favorite loser" Adlai Stevenson), and Presidents (the account of a 40-minute telephone harangue from LBJ is a comic classic). Remembering a life andtumultuous century in tranquillity, Reston resists gossip, the occupational hazard of journalists. Instead, he offers an engaging "love story about America and other impossible dreams." (Eight pages of b&w photographs not seen.). Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Random House, 1991

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[EAN: 9780394585581], Fine, [PU: Random House], JOURNALISTS UNITED STATES NEW YORK TIMES DEADLINE MEMOIR JAMES RESTON JOURNALIST REPORTER CORRESPONDENT, History|United States|20th Century, Language Arts & Disciplines|Journalism, Biography & Autobiography|General, Jacket, Near-new copy - Appears unread. Stated First Edition. NO remainder marks or price clippings - Tight spine - Bright pages. 525 pages. Illustrated with photos. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. - From The Critics Publishers Weekly Although a self-described unreconstructed Scotch Calvinist, the 82-year-old Reston clearly has mellowed, by evidence of this captivating memoir. Perceptive, frank, uncommonly interesting, avuncular, he relates with seemingly total recall ``everything he saw'' during 50 years with the New York Times as correspondent, D.C. bureau chief, executive editor, columnist. We learn much from Reston's close readings of the characters of our era's major political figures: the 10 presidents he has covered, cabinet members, presidential advisers, legislators, international leaders. His shop talk of the Times , revealing of internal workings, analyzes coverage of various controversial events and profiles colleagues. The integrity of the Times , Reston writes, has been one of the ``dominant forces'' in his life, along with his wife and the stern teaching of his parents. ``Don't breathe on the window, ye'll get it dirty,'' his mother was wont to chastise, but ``Scotty'' gives the admonition no mind in his impressive memoirs. (Oct.) Library Journal ``Scotty'' Reston emerges unscathed from Russell Baker's The Good Times ( LJ 5/1/89), an ironic memoir of the New York Times political beat, and after reading Reston's memoirs, it's not hard to see why. Reston is one of those writers whose simple sentences seem so only for seconds; then the acuity of the expression hits. Reston provides a solid summary of his days covering the London blitz, being chief Washington correspondent during the Cold War, and achieving the executive editorship in 1968. While Reston lacks Baker's fine sense of absurdity, he has other admirable qualities: he is fiercely proud of his Scottish heritage (he emigrated to the United States as a child) and dedicated to his job (he now writes in retirement for the Times ) and most of all his family. With so much media-bashing going on these days, it's nice to hold up an exemplar of the profession. Recommended to anyone interested in reporting on this time period and for all journalism collections. --Judy Quinn, ``Library Journal'' Kirkus Reviews Two-time Pulitzer-winner Reston (Reston's Washington, 1986, etc.) recalls with verve and good humor his life and times, including 50 years as reporter, Washington bureau chief, executive editor, and columnist for The New York Times. Now a retired octogenarian, Reston offers an almost classic immigrant's success story. After coming to the US from Scotland with his devoutly Calvinist parents, the young "Scotty" caught the eye of Ohio Governor James Cox while caddying and was helped through college by this former Democratic presidential nominee. Thereafter, his rise was steady but sure: Cincinnati Reds publicist, AP sportswriter, then his legendary tenure at the Times, where his politically mainstream column became required Washington reading for several decades. Save for final chapters when he mounts the pulpit to expound on how the world has changed in his lifetime, the worst quality of the column its omniscient tone is refreshingly absent from the bright, informal prose here (Ronald Reagan "announced when he arrived that it was morning in America, but he didn't like to get out of bed"). The longtime Washington press-corps dean sheds little light on the convulsive internal struggles at the Times (including his year as executive editor) recounted in Harrison Salisbury's Without Fear or Favor and Gay Talese's The Kingdom and the Power, but provides affectionate, often compassionate, portraits of journalist colleagues Arthur Krock and Walter Lippmann, heavyweight politicians and statesmen (Dean Acheson, Arthur Vandenberg, and "favorite loser" Adlai Stevenson), and Presidents (the account of a 40-minute telephone harangue from LBJ is a comic classic). Remembering a l

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Deadline: A Memoir
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James Reston

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Deadline: A Memoir

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