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The Resource The voice of America : Lowell Thomas and the invention of 20th-century journalism, Mitchell Stephens

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

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The voice of America : Lowell Thomas and the invention of 20th-century journalism
Title
The voice of America
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Lowell Thomas and the invention of 20th-century journalism
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Mitchell Stephens
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Language
eng
Summary
"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. Raisedin 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 Alaska. Then he assigned himself to report on World War I and returned with an exclusive: the story of "Lawrence of Arabia." In 1930, Lowell Thomas began delivering America's initial radio newscast. His was the trusted voice that kept Americans abreast of world events in turbulent decades - his face familiar, too, as the narrator of the most popular newsreels. His contemporaries were also dazzled by his life. In a prime-time special after Thomas died in 1981, Walter Cronkite said that Thomas had "crammed a couple of centuries worth of living" into his eighty-nine years. Thomas delighted in entering"forbidden" countries--Tibet, for example, where he met the teenaged Dalai Lama. The Explorers Club has named its building, its awards, and its annual dinner after him. Journalists in the last decades of the twentieth century--including Cronkite and TomBrokaw--acknowledged a profound debt to Thomas. Though they may not know it, journalists today too are following a path he blazed. In The Voice of America, Mitchell Stephens offers a hugely entertaining, sometimes critical portrait of this larger than life figure"--
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individual biography
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Stephens, Mitchell
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  • 070.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Thomas, Lowell
  • Journalists
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Editors, Journalists, Publishers
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The voice of America : Lowell Thomas and the invention of 20th-century journalism, Mitchell Stephens
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-319) and index
Control code
BK0019368646
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 328 pages
Isbn
9781137279828
Lccn
2017004242
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illustrations
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The voice of America : Lowell Thomas and the invention of 20th-century journalism, Mitchell Stephens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-319) and index
Control code
BK0019368646
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 328 pages
Isbn
9781137279828
Lccn
2017004242
Other physical details
illustrations

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