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The Resource John Bartlow Martin : a voice for the underdog, Ray E. Boomhower

John Bartlow Martin : a voice for the underdog, Ray E. Boomhower

Label
John Bartlow Martin : a voice for the underdog
Title
John Bartlow Martin
Title remainder
a voice for the underdog
Statement of responsibility
Ray E. Boomhower
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the 1940s and 1950s, one name, John Bartlow Martin, dominated the pages of the "big slicks," the Saturday Evening Post, LIFE, Harper{u2019}s, Look, and Collier{u2019}s. A former reporter for the Indianapolis Times, Martin was one of a handful of freelance writers able to survive solely on this writing. Over a career that spanned nearly fifty years, his peers lauded him as "the best living reporter," the "ablest crime reporter in America," and "one of America{u2019}s premier seekers of fact." His deep and abiding concern for the working class, perhaps a result of his upbringing, set him apart from other reporters. Martin was a key speechwriter and adviser to the presidential campaigns of many prominent Democrats from 1950 into the 1970s, including those of Adlai Stevenson, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Robert F. Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey, and George McGovern. He served as U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic during the Kennedy administration and earned a small measure of fame when FCC Chairman Newton Minow introduced his description of television as "a vast wasteland" into the nation{u2019}s vocabulary. --Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boomhower, Ray E.
Dewey number
818/.5409
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3525.A7525
LC item number
Z59 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Martin, John Bartlow
  • Authors, American
  • Journalists
  • Speechwriters
  • United States
  • Martin, John Bartlow
  • Authors, American
  • Journalists
  • Political science
  • Speechwriters
  • United States
Label
John Bartlow Martin : a voice for the underdog, Ray E. Boomhower
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The responsible reporter -- A mean street in a mean city -- Two cents a word -- The big slicks -- All the way with Adlai -- The new America -- The honorable ambassador -- LBJ and Adlai -- The return of the native -- As time goes by
Control code
892304781
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 386 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780253016140
Lccn
2014036943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)892304781
Label
John Bartlow Martin : a voice for the underdog, Ray E. Boomhower
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The responsible reporter -- A mean street in a mean city -- Two cents a word -- The big slicks -- All the way with Adlai -- The new America -- The honorable ambassador -- LBJ and Adlai -- The return of the native -- As time goes by
Control code
892304781
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 386 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780253016140
Lccn
2014036943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)892304781

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