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David Brinkley

3.61  ·  Rating Details  ·  147 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
David Brinkley, icon of the American airwaves, has written his autobiography, a classic American story which overlaps with some of the great events and important personages of the era. From playing poker with Truman to riding the rails with Churchill to walking the beaches with D-Day veterans, readers are privy to some of Brinkley's most priceless remembrances. of photos.
Hardcover, 273 pages
Published October 10th 1995 by Knopf
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Jeff
Feb 23, 2016 Jeff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review was first published in my blog: http://sagecoveredhills.blogspot.com/...

A friend lent me this book over a year ago and since David Brinkley is a Southerner (like me), I decided I needed to read it and return it before dry rot sets in. Not only are we both Southerners, Brinkley and I in the same town, just forty years apart. I became aware of the large world around me through reading the Star News and watching Brinkley and Huntley on our local NBC affiliate. Reading Brinkleyâs memoirs
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Steve
May 11, 2012 Steve rated it liked it
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I got what I expected from this autobiography/memoir of David Brinkley, a television journalist who many remember on Sunday mornings with ABC's "This Week with David Brinkley" -- renamend now with current ABC host George Stephanopoulos. But I also remember Brinkley's teaming with Chet Huntley on NBC's Huntley-Brinkley Report, the Peacock Network's award-winning nightly newscast that rivaled CBS's Walter Cronkite for the evening news audience.

It is a biography -- a look back into how Brinkley mov
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Rosa Ramôa
May 15, 2015 Rosa Ramôa rated it really liked it

"Um homem de sucesso é aquele que cria uma parede com os tijolos que lhe atiraram".
(David Brinkley)
Brian
Oct 26, 2012 Brian rated it liked it
I really enjoyed the stories that Brinkley told in this book. The problem was that it sounded exactly if he had spoken them into a dictaphone. Writing that imitates speech can work in some cases. Here, it detracted from what otherwise could have been a great book. For every amusing story about a politician, there was a grammatical error. Many sentences lacked verbs. Couldn't the folks at Knopf done a better job editing this?
ShareStories
Apr 21, 2012 ShareStories rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For someone as old as David Brinkley lived to be, his Memoir was history almost before he finished writing it. He covers his childhood in the American South and his early career which coincided with early radio and television.

A valuable book which covers a time and an author that has sadly passed.
Thom
Dec 13, 2010 Thom rated it liked it
I heard this book on tape, read by the author. Mr. Brinkley has a very pleasant way of speaking. It's an interesting story, historically. Journalism moving from print to radio to television.
Colleen
Dec 27, 2010 Colleen rated it liked it
I loved watching This Week with David Brinkley, yet found myself slightly disappointed with this book. A good man, yet not the one I had made him to be in my mind.
Nancy
Jan 07, 2010 Nancy rated it liked it
I did not know David Brinkley was from Wilmington, NC. It was interesting to read about the birth and evolution of TV news.
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Jan 06, 2008 Grandma rated it really liked it
I found this a surprisingly readable book. Brinkley has a wry sense of humor that carries over into his writing.
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Full name: David McClure Brinkley

*ABC and NBC newscaster
*Co-anchored the Huntley–Brinkley Report
*NBC Nightly News co-anchor and correspondent
*Sunday This Week with David Brinkley

Received:
*ten Emmy Awards
*three George Foster Peabody Awards
*Presidential Medal of Freedom


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