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The Resource Deadlines past : forty years of presidential campaigning : a reporter's story, Walter R. Mears

Deadlines past : forty years of presidential campaigning : a reporter's story, Walter R. Mears

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Deadlines past : forty years of presidential campaigning : a reporter's story
Title
Deadlines past
Title remainder
forty years of presidential campaigning : a reporter's story
Statement of responsibility
Walter R. Mears
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For a reporter, a presidential campaign is the Olympics of political coverage, and an assignment to cover it is a front-row ticket from the trial heats to the finals. I had tickets from 1960 until 2000." --Walter Mears Walter Mears had an insider's edge-and he made the most of it by serving newspapers and their readers around the country with some of the best presidential campaign coverage to see print. The Pulitzer Prize winner also witnessed enough of "the oddities, inside stuff, and impressions" during his 45-year Associated Press career that he ended up with a treasury of American politics and the forces that shaped them. Fortunately, in Deadlines Past Mears finally commits his unwritten stories to paper. Readers are richly rewarded by his focus on the 11 campaigns he covered, campaigns that altered the way American presidents are nominated and elected, and how the media told the tales along the way. The changes were gradual from Nixon versus Kennedy through Bush versus Gore, but the historical significance of each matchup becomes very evident in Mears's detailed and engrossing narrative. This poignant political recounting is illuminated by personal experiences and the observations of one of the finest AP reporters to ever file a story. Yet Mears never preaches any viewpoint about candidates or campaign history. He tells readers what he thought at the time, without telling them what to think. The results are a richly woven fabric of fact and reflection made by a penetrating eyewitness with nearly unlimited access to his subjects. Deadlines Past is destined to become a classic in the political genre, one of the most compelling examples of a hard-news reporter's life, and a captivating view of 40 years of American history. --Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mears, Walter R.
Dewey number
324.973/092/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E839.5
LC item number
.M376 2003
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mears, Walter R.
  • United States
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • Presidential candidates
  • Political campaigns
  • Political campaigns
  • Journalists
  • Reporters and reporting
  • USA
  • USA
  • Präsidentenwahl
  • Wahlkampf
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Deadlines past : forty years of presidential campaigning : a reporter's story, Walter R. Mears
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1 First Impressions: The 1960 Campaign 1 -- 2 Odyssey of a Loser: On the Road with Goldwater in 1964 28 -- 3 The Grim Year: Nixon, Humphrey, and the Chaos of 1968 62 -- 4 Nixon's Lonely Landslide: The Dishonored Campaign of 1972 97 -- 5 Jimmy Who, Plain Old Jerry, and the Pulitzer Prize: The 1976 Campaign 127 -- 6 The Winning Act: Reagan Beats Carter in 1980 161 -- 7 The Inevitable Reprise: Reagan Buries Mondale in 1984 194 -- 8 Flag-Waving, Lip-Reading, and Liberal-Baiting in the Campaign of 1988 217 -- 9 The Comeback Kid Overcomes the President in 1992 244 -- 10 Bob Dole's Turn and Clinton's Return in 1996 276 -- 11 Overtime: The 2000 Election 300 --Index 340
Control code
51297131
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 348 pages
Isbn
9780740738524
Lccn
2002043874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)51297131
Label
Deadlines past : forty years of presidential campaigning : a reporter's story, Walter R. Mears
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1 First Impressions: The 1960 Campaign 1 -- 2 Odyssey of a Loser: On the Road with Goldwater in 1964 28 -- 3 The Grim Year: Nixon, Humphrey, and the Chaos of 1968 62 -- 4 Nixon's Lonely Landslide: The Dishonored Campaign of 1972 97 -- 5 Jimmy Who, Plain Old Jerry, and the Pulitzer Prize: The 1976 Campaign 127 -- 6 The Winning Act: Reagan Beats Carter in 1980 161 -- 7 The Inevitable Reprise: Reagan Buries Mondale in 1984 194 -- 8 Flag-Waving, Lip-Reading, and Liberal-Baiting in the Campaign of 1988 217 -- 9 The Comeback Kid Overcomes the President in 1992 244 -- 10 Bob Dole's Turn and Clinton's Return in 1996 276 -- 11 Overtime: The 2000 Election 300 --Index 340
Control code
51297131
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 348 pages
Isbn
9780740738524
Lccn
2002043874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)51297131

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