Good Day!: The Paul Harvey Story [NOOK Book]

Overview

"Hello Americans, I'm Paul Harvey."
He was the voice of an era. Millions grew up listening to Paul Harvey News and Comment and The Rest of the Story, and trusted the great man who spoke for the little guy.

Good Day! by Paul J. Batura follows the remarkable life of one of the founding fathers of the news media. Paul Harvey started his career during the Great Depression and narrated America's story day by day, through wars and peace, the threat ...
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Overview

"Hello Americans, I'm Paul Harvey."
He was the voice of an era. Millions grew up listening to Paul Harvey News and Comment and The Rest of the Story, and trusted the great man who spoke for the little guy.

Good Day! by Paul J. Batura follows the remarkable life of one of the founding fathers of the news media. Paul Harvey started his career during the Great Depression and narrated America's story day by day, through wars and peace, the threat of communism and the crumbling of old colonial powers, consumer booms and eventual busts. In Good Day!, you'll follow,
* How he became "Paul Harvey"
* The remarkable adversity he confronted in his early years
* How he revolutionized the radio industry with his wife, Evelyn
* How a president wanted to "roast" him "good"
* How he was nearly jailed for pursuing a scoop

Paul J. Batura's Good Day! is a colorful biography of the radio pioneer-turned-legend whose guiding light saw the country through dark times. Whether he was covering racial tensions, terrorist attacks, or which vitamins to take, Paul Harvey articulated the American experience for average people making their way in a world too large for quick comprehension. Harvey brought them that world "in dime store words," with a sense of optimism and faith, and with a deep love for America. Here is Harvey's story, the rest of the story, as he would tell it himself.
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Editorial Reviews

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When radio broadcaster Paul Harvey (1918-2009) stepped down from his daily ABC News and Comment show in 2008, he was nearly 90. Many of his listeners had not only grown up with him; they continued to listen to him after their retirement. Stentorian-voiced Harvey liked to say that he had grown up in a newsroom; as this biography shows, his claim was not far from wrong. He started working as a janitor and errand boy at Tulsa's KVOO in 1933, when he was just 14. Harvey's good spirits, Cold War fervency, and unpretentious ways established him as a media favorite. Good Day!, which borrows it title from Harvey's signature signoff, draws on anecdotes and tributes from high-profile friends and colleagues including Sean Hannity, James Dobson, and Mitt Romney.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596981164
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc., An Eagle Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 291
  • File size: 370 KB

Meet the Author

Paul Batura
Paul J. Batura is an author and researcher who serves as a special aide to National Radio Hall of Fame host and bestselling author Dr. James C. Dobson of Focus on the Family. A native of New York, Batura has worked at Long Island’s Newsday and legendary talk radio station WOR. A student of radio and a veteran of 60 marathons, he now lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife Julie and their son Riley Hamilton.
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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Prologue: Taps at Reveille xi

Chapter 1 A Boy of Tulsa 1

Chapter 2 Riot 7

Chapter 3 An Incalculable Loss 17

Chapter 4 Stars in His Eyes 29

Chapter 5 Good Advice! 41

Chapter 6 On the Air 51

Chapter 7 Climbing the Ladder 55

Chapter 8 Meet Me in St. Louis 67

Chapter 9 Aloha 77

Chapter 10 Moving On 87

Chapter 11 Leaning into the Winds of War 95

Chapter 12 Hello, Chicago! 111

Chapter 13 From Sea to Shining Sea 121

Chapter 14 Britches on Barbed Wire 131

Chapter 15 Birth of a Salesman 143

Chapter 16 Drive It or Park It 153

Chapter 17 The Rest of the Story 165

Chapter 18 Give Me Some of That Old Time Religion 177

Chapter 19 Speechless 189

Chapter 20 An Angel Departs 201

Chapter 21 American Original 213

Epilogue: The Gentleman 223

Appendix: Remembering Paul Harvey 229

Acknowledgements 237

Notes 243

Index 281

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  • Posted August 7, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Why didn't anyone edit this book?

    A book that makes one wonder if Regnery employs anyone with editing skills. This book is poorly written and crying out for an editor. The factual errors are amazing (Hopalong Cassidy was a character in The Lone Ranger?? -- don't think so!). Harvey's wife is Lynne, then Evelyn, then Lynne again. Each anecdote is its own chapter, some of which are repeated in the book. It does not do justice to its subject."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2009

    Very well said

    I liked this book very much. It was well written gave me insite of just how hard this man, 'Paul Harvey' worked to get where he was. It is a truly well written tribute.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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