248 pp., 6.5 x 9.5, 16 halftones, appends., notes, index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5717-5
Published: January 2011
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Originally published 1995.
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About the Author
A columnist for the Washington Post Writers Group and a professor of journalism and humanities at Washington and Lee University, Edwin M. Yoder, Jr., is the author of The Night of the Old South Ball and The Unmaking of a Whig. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
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"[An] engaging and perceptive book. . . . Yoder conveys both [Alsop's] strengths and weaknesses with the clear eyes of a good reporter and the sensitivity of a true friend."--Washington Post Book World
"Joseph W. Alsop was a flamboyant and idiosyncratic cold warrior, as Edwin M. Yoder, Jr. shows in this elegant study."--Journalism History
"Intelligent and engaging. . . . A thoughtful and appreciative memoir of a formidable, irascible, and curiously lovable man."-- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Washington Monthly
"An affectionate and amusing biography, largely focused on the 1950s, of one of the premier columnists of his day."--Foreign Affairs
"Joseph Alsop was a superb columnist. Ed Yoder is one, and has turned a bright light on Alsop's dramatic life at the center of events in a dangerous time. This is a notable contribution to the history of journalism and of this century."--George F. Will
"Edwin M. Yoder writes that this book 'aims to be history with a biographical flavor.' It is that, but also much more. It is a superb biography, suffused with a historical essence. That essence is both precise and rich--an unusual combination. The result is an extraordinarily well-written book, surpassing the above, modestly stated, aims of its author."--John Lukacs