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Yours in Truth: A Personal Portrait of Ben Bradlee
     

Yours in Truth: A Personal Portrait of Ben Bradlee

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by Jeff Himmelman
 

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“I hope we’re as good friends when you finish your book as we are now,” Ben Bradlee, the legendary former executive editor of The Washington Post, told Jeff Himmelman in March 2010. “But I don’t give a [expletive deleted] what you write about me.”
 
So begins Yours in Truth, an intimate portrait of a

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Yours in Truth: A Personal Portrait of Ben Bradlee 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JRG1053 More than 1 year ago
Okay, so the faux headline isn't so clever. But Yours In Truth, is beyond clever, for my money, the best book of the year: it is GREAT history about REALPEOPLE who helped shape our lives today. EXCITING? Oh my yes, we read as heros Bernstein and Woodward (W&B)inch their way toward the oval office with meager evidence they must decipher and unravel under the unforgiving guidance of Editor Bradlee. What we all get to see is just how difficult it is to get to the root of an important news story and how perilous it is to make assumptions without cooberation of the findings. And in the end learn a great deal about the humanity of the great people such as Katherine Graham who owned and published the great Washington Post and her valiant Editor Bradlee. It is a great love story about people who love what they do and who do what they love. And if you love our system of free press and are the least curious about the people who make it work, you too will find "Yours In Truth" exciting and lively and vivid.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to thank those of Random House who donate books to giveaways. I am sincere in this. I love biographies of interesting and great individuals. However this was not one of them. If Ben Bradlee was such a great Journalist, why is his vocabulary so limited that he had to very frequently resort to profanity to express himself. He was such a negative reporter! He seemed to degrade everyone and everything he could. He couldn't speak civilly to many of those he responded to. True greatness gets the job done but with a little 'class'. It is people like him, just as with crooked political leaders, that has degraded our country. I doubt he really understood truth. With all its' problems, America is still the greatest country in the world. If you don't believe it, live among those poverty-ridden, suppressed people in other countries. The author jumped through years so sporadically that is also lost any interest the reader might have had. It was very unorganized documentationsI won this book and am very glad I did not purchase it.