Search Results: "Walter Cronkite IV"


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CRONKITE'S WAR by Walter Cronkite IV
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"An extraordinary journey with the most trusted man in America."
A charming series of letters from a young Walter Cronkite (1916-2009) to his wife, Betsy, chronicles his rising star as a war correspondent. Read full book review >

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CRONKITE by Douglas Brinkley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 29, 2012

"Still, the best portrait of Cronkite—that legendary journalist, certainly worthy of a big biography—that we have."
Oversized biography of the larger-than-life newscaster, still a byword for a TV anchor, at least among viewers of a certain age. Read full book review >

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A REPORTER'S LIFE by Walter Cronkite
Released: Dec. 16, 1996

"Cronkite bears out our trust in him as he bears wise witness to our collective adventures of the past half-century; he endears himself anew when he good-humoredly shares his own. (16 pages b&w photos) (Book-of-the-Month Club main selection; author tour)"
Personal and professional memories (though never intimate- -that's not his style) from a man not much given to ``self- oriented, navel-examining profundities,'' revealing a scrupulous, genial, generous spirit possessing a passionate, informed concern for the future of journalism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"The pattern makes for an enjoyable, but ultimately predictable, read. Sailing buffs, history buffs, and Cronkite buffs, however, will find plenty to admire."
An easy-reading travelogue of the East, West, and Gulf Coasts, as seen from the deck of Cronkite's own sailboat. Read full book review >

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WALTER by Barbara Wersba
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 30, 2005

"Funny and poignant by turns, here's a sweetly quirky love story of letters. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A small but very nearly perfect gem depicts the growing friendship between a literarily-minded rat and an aging author of children's books. Read full book review >

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SPECTRUM IV by Kingsley Amis
Released: Aug. 11, 1965

"Mostly marvelous."
Starting off with some pleasant patter (taped) between the authors and C.S. Lewis, this collection launches into fifteen diversified stories, most of which are well above average while several seem to be vying for the far-outsmanship award. Read full book review >

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GEORGE IV by Steven Parissien
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2002

"A worthy entry to the literature devoted to the Regency."
An unflattering portrait of the early-19th-century British monarch. Read full book review >

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MASQUES IV by J.N. Williamson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 29, 1991

"Some misfires, but largely a sheaf of bright storytelling."
Fourth volume, the best yet, in this sometimes waver-y series. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2008

"Able tribute to a boundary-smashing activist."
Compact, insightful biography seeks to restore the historical importance of the energetic, light-skinned NAACP secretary whose leadership laid the groundwork for the civil-rights movement. Read full book review >

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WALTER WAS WORRIED by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Opportunities for read-aloud interaction abound here; children may enjoy spelling out the face-words or discussing how they feel in different climatic scenarios, from puzzling fog to shocking lightning to frightening thunder. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Moods can change as quickly as the weather, and this innovative concept book cleverly illustrates the range and volatility of both. Read full book review >

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WALTER LIPPMANN by Craufurd D. Goodwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Opening up new perspectives on past political debates, Goodwin delivers a finely limned portrait of a man whose career was based on standards and purposes that seem to have largely disappeared from public life."
An insightful biography of esteemed journalist and philosopher Walter Lippmann (1889-1974). Read full book review >