Perhaps, best of all, Harris leaves the reporters to tell their own story as much as possible. As a New York Herald reporter challenged his readers: "Those who suppose that the labor of a news gatherer upon the battlefield is facile and rapid, should stroll, as I have, over the ground where the dead lie yet unburied, and the survivors expect momentarily to resume the conflict."
A lively, far-ranging account of the techniques, tactics and personalities of the news-gathering industry during the War.
Former deputy press secretary for foreign affairs at the White House and assistant secretary of defense for public affairs
- Potomac Books, Inc.
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- 6.46(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.28(d)
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Brayton Harris has done the near impossible: written an erudite, well-researched, informative book about the Civil War that covers a topic not yet addressed by the countless authors and historians who have been captivated by this crucial period in the life of our nation. And his book is really interesting, especially to anyone who has ever worked on a newspaper, dealt with a war correspondent, pondered about the objectivity of news from the front, or wondered if military journalism of that era was as influential on public opinion as it is today.
Robert B. Sims, former deputy press secretary for foreign affairs at the White House and assistant secretary of defense for public affairs
Lt.. Gen. Bernard E. Trainor, USMC (Ret.) and former military correspondent to the New York Times
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