Looking Back

Looking Back

by Russell Baker

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ISBN-13: 9781590170885
Publisher: New York Review Books
Publication date: 02/15/2004
Series: New York Review Books Collections Series
Pages: 185
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.61(d)

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Russell Baker is a former columnist and correspondent for The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun. His books include The Good Times, Growing Up, and Looking Back.

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Looking Back: Heroes, Rascals, And Other Icons Of The American Imagination 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Whisper1 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This is a compilation of eleven book reviews Baker wrote for the New York Times. He writes of the inside politics of JFK, the mutual hatred of Bobby Kennedy and Lydon Johnson, LBJ's stubborn refusal to get out of Viet Nam, the manipulations of a very dangerous Herbert Hoover, the dangerous paranoia of Richard Nixon, the indecisiveness of Barry Goldwater and the life of the newspaper millionaire William Randolph Hearst.The most striking chapter was the one regarding Martin Luther King, Jr. Calling him the best and the bravest, Baker states that King was "probably the one indisputable great American of the century's second half."Recommended for those interested in a snap shot of American history.