Lead Time: A Journalist's Education

Lead Time: A Journalist's Education

by Garry Wills

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Overview

The essential Garry Wills, Lead Time offers a provocative view of a pivotal era in America from one of our most esteemed historians. In this collection of essays, written between 1968 and 1982, Wills explores American culture, politics, and mores, and demonstrates his astute and always interesting approach to his subjects, including Vietnam, Richard Nixon, Muhammad Ali, Pope John Paul II, and Ronald Reagan. Newly reissued with a new preface, this is a must-read from “a mind that likes to range beyond the usual boundaries of periodical journalism” (New York Times).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618446902
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 07/14/2004
Pages: 434
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

GARRY WILLS, a distinguished historian and critic, is the author of numerous books, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Lincoln at Gettysburg, Saint Augustine, and the best-selling Why I Am a Catholic. A regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, he has won many awards, among them two National Book Critics Circle Awards and the 1998 National Medal for the Humanities. He is a history professor emeritus at Northwestern University.

Date of Birth:

May 22, 1934

Place of Birth:

Atlanta, GA

Education:

St. Louis University, B.A., 1957; Xavier University, M.A., 1958; Yale University, Ph.D., 1961

Table of Contents

Preface to the Mariner Editionix
Introduction: After the Factxiii
IYears of Turmoil
1War Protest: Commune3
2War Protest: Jail11
3Dr. King on the Case29
IISpies
4"McCarthyism"53
5Alger Hiss56
6Hiss and Nixon62
IIIWatergate
7Summer of '7479
8Sideshows96
9Dunces108
IVPoliticians
10The Senate117
11The House124
12Bobby Baker128
13Daniel Patrick Moynihan132
14George Wallace140
15Burt Lance156
16Jerry Brown166
VConventions
17The Best Reporter181
18Miniconvention, '74186
19Democrats, '76195
20Republicans, '76203
21Miniconvention, '78209
VIPresidents
22Truman221
23Eisenhower233
24Johnson236
25Ford241
26Carter250
27Reagan257
VIIReligion
28Born-Again Watergater275
29Stained-Glass Watergate285
30Pope John Paul II293
31Dorothy Day300
32The Pope in America304
33The Devil320
34Why?327
VIIIAthletes
35Muhammad Ali331
36Shirley Verrett339
37Raymond Berry346
38Beverly Sills362
AppendixBoxing: A Palinode381
Index391

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