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This Time, This Place: My Life in War, the White House, and Hollywood

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  36 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
With the nation at war in the 1940s, twenty-two-year-old Jack Valenti flew fifty-one combat missions as the pilot of a B-25 attack bomber with the 12th Air Force based in Italy. In the 1960s, with the nation reeling from the assassination of a beloved president and becoming embroiled in a far different kind of war in Vietnam, he was in that fateful Dallas motorcade in 1963 ...more
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Published May 15th 2007 by Crown Archetype (first published January 1st 2007)
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Lkelly6
I loved every word of this book. Valenti writes vividly and clearly, his personal voice resounds with positive energy. He certainly lived in interesting times. Born in 1921, he grew up in an Italian-American family and neighborhood in Houston, TX. He flew B-25 bombers during WWII. After graduating from the Univ of Houston in 1946, he got an MBA from Harvard and then went to work in marketing for Humble Oil Company, which became Exxon. I really connect with his stories about Humble because my fat ...more
Bob Mason
Aug 14, 2011 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this one.

Jack Valenti truly occupied a unique space in modern life, a WWII veteran substantively and highly placed in both political and entertainment circles. As such, his autobiography is a nice window into all those worlds.

Not bad for a dollar store buy!
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I only wish he had discussed his time in WWII in more detail! This book is fascinating.
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