Talking Back: Presidents, Dictators, and Assorted Scoundrels

Talking Back: Presidents, Dictators, and Assorted Scoundrels

by Andrea Mitchell
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Talking Back: Presidents, Dictators, and Assorted Scoundrels by Andrea Mitchell

No TV reporter today is more respected than NBC’s Andrea Mitchell. She’s covered stories from Jonestown to the fall of the Berlin Wall, gotten unexpected answers from such interviewees as Fidel Castro and Hillary Clinton, and balanced her high-wire career with a very public marriage to former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Dr. Alan Greenspan. Mitchell’s candid, funny, and riveting memoir is filled with unprecedented behind-the-scenes views of the television news industry and official Washington. A classic of contemporary journalism by a woman who has taken on her profession’s entire old-boy network, Talking Back deserves a place on the shelf alongside the memoirs of Hillary Clinton and Katherine Graham.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786279869
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 10/06/2005
Series: Thorndike Nonfiction Series
Edition description: Large Print Edition
Pages: 632
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Andrea Mitchell has been chief foreign correspondent for NBC since 1994, reporting for broadcasts such as NBC Nightly News, Today, and Meet the Press. Previously she was NBC’s chief White House correspondent and has reported on presidential politics since 1972.

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Talking Back: Presidents, Dictators, and Assorted Scoundrels 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This author is clearly biased in her reporting, giving a free pass to every Republican she has covered while, at the same time, attacking both Bill and Hillary Clinton at every opportunity. For example, when she talks about how Newt Gingrich successfully brought down several Democrats by exposing their ethics violations, she fails to mention that he was tarred by the same brush that he was wielding against his opponents. This amounts to revisionist history. I had to laugh when she said that Bill Clinton and Al Gore appeared diminished when compared to George Bush after 9/11. Unfortunately, I soon became disgusted with this book and tossed it in the trash.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book does not have substance. It is mostly filled with boring stories, not nearly as significant as she thinks they are. Sad to say, but even though we all have unique lives that seem extraordinary from *our* point of view, most are just boring for others. This is a case of that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This memoir alternates between glowingly blinkered and spin-doctor snarky depending upon which political figure is being described, and, sadly, this book highlights everything that is wrong with modern journalism. One would hope that a more fair and balanced retelling of historical events had been forthcoming. Very nicely written, but, overall, quite subjective.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A well written review of the 80's and 90's from a reporter's point of view with personal and behind-the-scenes descriptions that add great interest. Confident and yet self-deprecating, honest and not self- serving.