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The Resource Broadcasts from the Blitz : how Edward R. Murrow helped lead America into war, Philip Seib

Broadcasts from the Blitz : how Edward R. Murrow helped lead America into war, Philip Seib

Label
Broadcasts from the Blitz : how Edward R. Murrow helped lead America into war
Title
Broadcasts from the Blitz
Title remainder
how Edward R. Murrow helped lead America into war
Statement of responsibility
Philip Seib
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • With the words "This is London," Edward R. Murrow's groundbreaking radio broadcasts from 1939 to 1941 brought the blitz into America's living rooms. Countering the tide of U.S. isolationism, Murrow told his huge audience that the United States could not avoid a confrontation with Hitler and that the bombs it heard falling during his reports would eventually be targeted at American cities. But although often cited as the paragon of journalistic objectivity, Murrow had a clear agenda-to bring America into the war-and he slanted his broadcasts accordingly. And behind the scenes, he helped the British court U.S. public opinion and secure American funds for a British intelligence operation
  • Broadcasts from the Blitz examines Murrow's work and life during this crucial time. It also profiles unsung heroes of those days, such as U.S. ambassador John Winant and Winston Churchill's confidant Brendan Bracken, and villains as well-such defeatists as Joseph Kennedy and Charles Lindbergh, who believed England was doomed. Other compelling characters include Eric Sevareid, Mollie Painter-Downs, and Nancy Astor, whose "Cliveden set" was accused of being too cozy with the Germans. They and many others mixed in a London that remained vibrant even as it was being battered. Broadcasts from the Blitz is a story of courage-of a journalist broadcasting live from London rooftops as bombs fell around him-and of intrigue, as the machinery of two governments pulled America and Britain together in a common cause. Finally there is the drama of December 7, 1941, when Murrow was the sole journalist to meet with Roosevelt. Broadcasts from the Blitz is for all those interested in the influential career of an extraordinary man and in the relationship between journalism and politics
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seib, Philip M.
Dewey number
070.4/4994053
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D799.U6
LC item number
S45 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murrow, Edward R
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Radio journalism
  • London (England)
Label
Broadcasts from the Blitz : how Edward R. Murrow helped lead America into war, Philip Seib
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0f5l7-aa
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
August 31, 1939 -- Radio goes to war -- Murrow's England -- London besieged -- Yanks and Brits -- "We are all in the same boat now."
Control code
ocm62302529
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 209 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781597971027
Lccn
2005055223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781597970129
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781597970129
  • (OCoLC)62302529
Label
Broadcasts from the Blitz : how Edward R. Murrow helped lead America into war, Philip Seib
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0f5l7-aa
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
August 31, 1939 -- Radio goes to war -- Murrow's England -- London besieged -- Yanks and Brits -- "We are all in the same boat now."
Control code
ocm62302529
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 209 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781597971027
Lccn
2005055223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781597970129
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781597970129
  • (OCoLC)62302529

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