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Theodore H. White at large : the best of his magazine writing, 1939-1986

Author: Theodore H White; Edward T Thompson
Publisher: New York, NY : Pantheon Books, ©1992.
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Theodore H. White's signal voice defined the course of political reporting, provoked thought and debate, and won him millions of readers. From Thunder Out of China (which was published in 1946), to his award-winning The Making of the President series, to the landmark autobiography, In Search of History, White's bestselling works combined a rich and graceful writing style with trenchant political analysis and a  Read more...
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White, Theodore H. (Theodore Harold), 1915-1986.
Theodore H. White at large.
New York, NY : Pantheon Books, ©1992
(OCoLC)609213458
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore H White; Edward T Thompson
ISBN: 0679416358 9780679416357
OCLC Number: 25748247
Notes: "A Cornelia & Michael Bessie book."
Includes index.
Description: xxi, 681, [1] pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Five Decades of Insight. The Rape of Chin Valley. The Three Lives of Andre Malraux. One Wished for a Cry, a Sob ... Any Human Sound. For President Kennedy, an Epilogue. Putting Down, for Good, the White Man's Burden. A Thin Green Line --
Ch. 2. Three Who Made a Difference. Chiang Kai-Shek. "Wise Man" In Quest of Security. Does He Drive Or Is He Driven? --
Ch. 3. China I: War Correspondent. Meet Captain Chudo. The Unbelievable Burma Road. Japan-In-China. The Desperate Urgency of Flight. Until the Harvest Is Reaped. Victory on the Yangtze. Life Looks at China. All We Had to Tell ... Inside Red China. Peace Comes to Shanghai --
Ch. 4. China II: The Return. Journey Back to Another China. China After the Terror --
Ch. 5. Europe on the Mend. From the Rubble. New Force in Europe: The Catholic Left. France and Germany --
Fear and Hatred. Germany --
Friend Or Foe? --
Ch. 6. One Shot: The Dark Continent. Africa Is Next --
Ch. 7. Politics USA I: The Fifties. The Democrats, They're Off and Running for '56. Where Are Those New Roads? --
Ch. 8. Politics USA II: Birth of "The Making of the President" Perspective 1960 (14 Article Series) --
Ch. 9. Politics USA III: Local Style. The Battle of Athens, Tennessee. Texas: Land of Wealth and Fear. The Gentleman from California. The Big City Faces Its Decisive Moment --
Ch. 10. The Action-Intellectuals (Three-part series) --
Ch. 11. One Shot: The Middle East. The Armor Churns Up the Syrian Hills --
Ch. 12. Politics USA IV: The Later Years. The Wearing Last Weeks and a Precious Last Day. Direct Elections: An Invitation to National Chaos. The "Theology" Of the Youth Vote. A Conservative Betrays His Cause. The Making of the President Ain't What It Used to Be. New Powers, New Politics. LBJ : He "Tried So Hard to Do Good --
And Left Behind So Much Breakage" --
Ch. 13. The Ugly Ways of Racism. The Negro Voter --
Can He Elect a President? Racial Collision in the Big Cities. Backlash: It Has a Wrenching Grip on Local Issues --
Ch. 14. One Shot: Freedom of the Press. Why the Jailing of Farber "Terrifies Me" --
Ch. 15. Southeast Asia. Indochina --
The Long Trail of Error. Bell of Decision Rings Out in Vietnam --
Ch. 16. One Shot: Japan. The Danger from Japan --
Ch. 17. The Labyrinthine World of the Pentagon. Revolution in the Pentagon. Weinberger on the Ramparts --
Ch. 18. My Country. Second Time Around. What America Means to Me. The American Idea. Our Town, Bridgewater, CT.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Edward T. Thompson.

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Theodore H. White's signal voice defined the course of political reporting, provoked thought and debate, and won him millions of readers. From Thunder Out of China (which was published in 1946), to his award-winning The Making of the President series, to the landmark autobiography, In Search of History, White's bestselling works combined a rich and graceful writing style with trenchant political analysis and a superb grasp of history. But before and between these books was his magazine reportage - nearly two hundred articles, beginning in 1939 and ending with White's death in 1986. In Theodore H. White at Large, Edward Thompson selects the best of these articles, taking us on a remarkable trip through some of the most tumultuous history of the modern era. China in World War II, postwar Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the domestic political scene - all are discussed with White's trademarks: insight, compassion, great stories, and a keen sense for emerging issues and political trends. His profiles include portraits of such international figures as Andre Malraux, John F. Kennedy, and Chiang Kai-Shek, and of lesser-known individuals whose lives became caught up in some of the major dramas of our time. Race, immigration, Japan, education, our decaying cities, and above all, our unique political system - White's perspective on these issues offers us the vivid perceptions of a man who saw it all, and reported it like nobody else.

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