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Author Hersh, Seymour M., author.

Title Reporter : a memoir / Seymour M. Hersh.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.


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 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Biographies  92 BIOGRAPHY HERSH    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  BIO HERSH    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  B HERSH S    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  B HERSH SEYMOUR H    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Biographies  B HERSH    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  B HERSH SEYMOUR    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  B HERSH, SEYMOUR    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  070.92 HERSH    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Biography  B-HERSH HER    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B HERSH, S.    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description 355 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Note Includes index.
Contents Getting started -- City news -- Interludes -- Chicago and the AP -- Washington, at last -- Bugs and a book -- A presidential campaign -- Going after the biologicals -- Finding Calley -- A national disgrace -- To The New Yorker -- Finally there -- Watergate, and much more -- Me and Henry -- The big one -- Off to New York -- Kissinger, again, and beyond -- A New Yorker reprise -- America's war on terror.
Summary "A memoir of renowned investigative journalist Seymour Hersh's life as a reporter"-- Provided by publisher.
"From the Pulitzer-prize-winning, bestselling author and preeminent investigative journalist of our time--an intensely personal, revelatory memoir of a matchless career that has encompassed the most important stories of the last half century. Seymour M. Hersh's fearless reporting has earned him fame, front-page bylines in virtually every major newspaper in the free world, a staggering collection of awards, and no small amount of controversy. His story is, first and foremost, a story of fierce independence. Faced with pressure from corporate interests, the various muscular arms of government, and occasionally from outright criminals, Hersh has been relentless in his pursuit of truth and his belief in challenging the official narrative. We learn how he navigated through cover-ups, deceit, and ethical dilemmas in the morasses of war, espionage, and politics. He brings to light previously unknown details of his reporting on the atrocity at My Lai and the military's efforts to save face. He revisits the Watergate scandal; the CIA's missteps in Chile, Cuba, Panama, and elsewhere; the duplicity of Henry Kissinger and Dick Cheney; and the path that took him to the revelations about Abu Ghraib. We come to see which lines he would cross and which he would not, how he employed the tools available to him, why the use of anonymous sources is vital to a free press, and why those sources must be protected at all costs. This book is an object lesson in reporting in its highest form. Hersh takes us from his youth on the South Side of Chicago, through the halcyon days of American newspaper journalism, to his eventual stints at The New York Times, The New Yorker, and beyond. Along the way, he offers illuminating recollections about some of the giants of American journalism: Ben Bradlee, A.M. Rosenthal, David Remnick, William Shawn, and Bob Woodward among them. In a time when good journalism--if not truth itself--is under fire as never before, Reporter is essential reading on the power of the printed word."--Jacket.
Subject Hersh, Seymour M.
Hersh, Seymour M. (OCoLC)fst00009787
Journalists -- United States -- Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Editors, Journalists, Publishers.
Journalists. (OCoLC)fst00984188
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
ISBN 9780307263957 (hardback)
0307263959 (hardback)
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