The Boys on the Bus

The Boys on the Bus

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by Timothy Crouse
     
 

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Cheap booze. Flying fleshpots. Lack of sleep. Endless spin. Lying pols.

Just a few of the snares lying in wait for the reporters who covered the 1972 presidential election. Traveling with the press pack from the June primaries to the big night in November, Rolling Stone reporter Timothy Crouse hopscotched the country with both the Nixon and McGovern

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Cheap booze. Flying fleshpots. Lack of sleep. Endless spin. Lying pols.

Just a few of the snares lying in wait for the reporters who covered the 1972 presidential election. Traveling with the press pack from the June primaries to the big night in November, Rolling Stone reporter Timothy Crouse hopscotched the country with both the Nixon and McGovern campaigns and witnessed the birth of modern campaign journalism. The Boys on the Bus is the raucous story of how American news got to be what it is today. With its verve, wit, and psychological acumen, it is a classic of American reporting.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“All the secrets . . . the definitive story.”
—The Washington Post

“Provokes, perplexes, illuminates and amuses.”
—Newsweek

“An extremely insightful and provocative book.”
—New York

“Crouse takes a big bite out of the hand that feeds news to America——a mean, funny,
absolutely honest book!”
—Hunter S. Thompson

“Marvelously entertaining . . . There is no better way to find out just how the news . . . reaches us.”
—The Boston Globe

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812968200
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/12/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
383
Sales rank:
384,744
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.91(d)

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From the Publisher
“All the secrets . . . the definitive story.”
—The Washington Post

“Provokes, perplexes, illuminates and amuses.”
—Newsweek

“An extremely insightful and provocative book.”
—New York

“Crouse takes a big bite out of the hand that feeds news to America——a mean, funny,
absolutely honest book!”
—Hunter S. Thompson

“Marvelously entertaining . . . There is no better way to find out just how the news . . . reaches us.”
—The Boston Globe

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