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Good Day!: The Paul Harvey Story
     

Good Day!: The Paul Harvey Story

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by Paul Batura
 

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Good Day!, the critically-acclaimed biography about the legendary Paul Harvey, is now in paperback! In this heartwarming book, author Paul J. Batura tells the all-American story of one of the best-known radio voices in history. From his humble beginnings to his unparalleled career of more than 50 years with ABC radio, Paul Harvey narrated America's story day

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Good Day!, the critically-acclaimed biography about the legendary Paul Harvey, is now in paperback! In this heartwarming book, author Paul J. Batura tells the all-American story of one of the best-known radio voices in history. From his humble beginnings to his unparalleled career of more than 50 years with ABC radio, Paul Harvey narrated America's story day by day, through wars and peace, through the threat of communism and the crumbling of old colonial powers, through 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

Uplifting and inspirational, 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.

Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596982062
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
05/17/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
291
Sales rank:
1,047,311
File size:
479 KB

What People are Saying About This

Ben Stein
"Paul Harvey: a voice of reason, a voice of common sense, an eloquent spokesman for the America and the Americans he loved. Open this book and read 'the rest of the story.'"--(Ben Stein, author, actor, economist, and journalist)
James Dobson
"Harvey's legacy couldn't be in more capable hands."--(Dr. James Dobson, bestselling author, National Radio Hall of Fame broadcaster, and founder of Focus on the Family)
Mike Huckabee
"Beyond the story of a life well-lived, Good Day! captures the essence of this late radio pioneer. Mr. Harvey embodied our common American ideals."--(Mike Huckabee, FOX News political commentator and former governor of Arkansas)
Hugh Hewitt
"Tens of millions of Americans got to 'know' Paul Harvey though they had never met or even corresponded, and the standard he established for news with personality will endure as one serious broadcast journalists will aspire to."--(Hugh Hewitt, host of the "Hugh Hewitt Show" and Executive Editor of Townhall.com)
Dan Vallie
"Paul Harvey had a voice and a broadcast you didn't want to turn off. Paul Batura has a book you won't want to put down. And like Harvey's news and comment, you don't want it to end."--(Dan Vallie, director of the Kellar Radio Talent Institute, Appalachian State University)

Meet the Author

Paul J. Batura is an author and researcher who serves as a special aide to National Radio Hall of Fame host 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. You can reach him at Paul@PaulBatura.com.

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Good Day!: The Paul Harvey Story 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
BillingsJT More than 1 year ago
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."
Bethy More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book, miss Paul Harvey's radio show.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.