Speaking Freely: My Life in Publishing and Human Rights

Speaking Freely: My Life in Publishing and Human Rights


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620971710
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 05/10/2016
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 867,114
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Robert L. Bernstein served as the president of Random House for twenty-five years. After being sent to Moscow as part of a delegation of American publishers in 1973, Bernstein established the organization that became Human Rights Watch. He lives in New York.

Table of Contents

Foreword Toni Morrison ix

Preface xiii

1 Youth 1

2 Office Boy in Waiting 19

3 At Random 47

4 On Top, Suddenly 72

5 Politics and Publishing 95

6 The Russians 118

7 The Birth of Helsinki Watch 140

8 From RCA to Newhouse 159

9 Finding Our Footing: Human Rights, 1980-85 174

10 The Soviet Union Implodes: Human Rights, 1985-90 201

11 Random House in the 1980s: The Newhouse Years 226

12 China 250

13 A New Organization, a New Approach 276

14 Some Thoughts on the Future of Human Rights in the Middle East 292

Epilogue 321

Acknowledgments 327

Index 333

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