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The voice of America : Lowell Thomas and the invention of 20th-century journalism

Author: Mitchell Stephens
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Tom Brokaw says: "Lowell Thomas so deserves this lively account of his legendary life. He was a man for all seasons." Few Americans today recognize his name, but Lowell Thomas was as well known in his time as any American journalist ever has been. Raised in a Colorado gold-rush town, Thomas covered crimes and scandals for local then Chicago newspapers. He began lecturing on Alaska, after spending eight days in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Lowell Thomas; Lowell Thomas
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mitchell Stephens
ISBN: 9781137279828 1137279826
OCLC Number: 957022025
Description: viii, 328 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: The messenger --
A portrait of the journalist as a young cowboy --
Two scoops in Chicago --
See America first --
Too good to be true --
Something more colossal than anything of its kind ever tried --
A blue-eyed, beardless man in Arab robes --
Come with me to the land of history, mystery and romance --
How dull it is to pause --
Having the ear of America --
The voice of God --
Catching up with the war --
The very roof of the world --
An entirely new form of entertainment --
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield --
Epilogue: He loved the face of the earth.
Responsibility: Mitchell Stephens.
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Lowell Thomas was as well known in his time as any American journalist ever has been. Raised in a Colorado gold-rush town, Thomas covered crimes and scandals for local then Chicago newspapers. He  Read more...

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'"Thomas remained a dominant presence in the U.S. media well into the 1970s, but he might be the most famous twentieth-century media figure whom hardly anyone under 40 has heard of. Stephens has Read more...

 
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