Taking on the World: Joseph and Stewart Alsop, Guardians of the American Century

Taking on the World Joseph and Stewart Alsop Guardians of the American Century Blue blooded journalists Joe and Stewart Alsop dominated the Washington press corps from the end of World War II to the defeat in Vietnam Within their lifetimes America was remade This gripping ye

  • Title: Taking on the World: Joseph and Stewart Alsop, Guardians of the American Century
  • Author: Robert W. Merry
  • ISBN: 9780670838684
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Blue blooded journalists Joe and Stewart Alsop dominated the Washington press corps from the end of World War II to the defeat in Vietnam Within their lifetimes, America was remade This gripping 30 year history of these two giants of journalism and their relationships with America s Anglo Saxon elite provides a window into a dynamic era in American history Photos.

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    1. The names Woodward and Bernstein are probably still the first to come to mind when considering the high point of investigative journalism in the US.But for four decades before the Watergate scandal two brothers were pre-eminent in breaking the biggest stories of the time and delivering the most influential commentaries on them, the Alsops.Author Bob Merry brings the characters of Joseph and Stewart alive with a political insider’s eye on their methods and a firm grasp of historical background [...]

    2. "Taking on the World: Joseph and Stewart Alsop, Guardians of the American Century" by Robert W. Merry was a really good read, but not a keeper. It took me through the 40s - 60s, (the Alsops were syndicated in 175 newspapers) shows what access reporters use to have, that Joseph Alsop, an aggressive, opinionated guy who always had to have the last word, could actually help to steer US Foreign Policy by talking and challenging office holders - having full length conversations with them in their off [...]

    3. '"Joe, I have the best joke to tell you," said the president. It seemed that a Soviet defector, then in the hands of the CIA at a New York safe house, had revealed that French military intelligence services were riddled with Soviet spies. "Our people believe him," said the president with a laugh, "and so I had the pleasure of sending our friend de Gaulle a handwritten letter by courier telling him that he had a problem." Kennedy added that de Gaulle's office had called immediately to request an [...]

    4. If your reading interests include the Cold War, mid-20th century politics, or the Vietnam War, you will frequently come across the Alsop brothers' names. This book is their shot at center stage, and after reading it I realize they're better as background characters. At least now I know which one is which: Joe the snob, Stewart the little brother with a bunch of kids. The brothers as subject of a bio might be more interesting if it were Gay Talese or David Halberstam writing about them. Merry tel [...]

    5. I was totally surprised by this book. Thank you Robert W. Merry for opening my eyes to such an interesting family. This book is filled with wonderful stories. It is truly an insight to a part of America that not many people get to walk around enjoying such interesting and important people. Again, thanks.

    6. A long, but well written account of the now mostly forgotten Alsop brothers,with all their triumps and misteps. It's also a story of how the symbiotic relation between journalism and politics affected the course of history at the height of the American Century.

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