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The Resource Reckless disregard : Westmoreland v. CBS et al., Sharon v. Time, Renata Adler

Reckless disregard : Westmoreland v. CBS et al., Sharon v. Time, Renata Adler

Label
Reckless disregard : Westmoreland v. CBS et al., Sharon v. Time
Title
Reckless disregard
Title remainder
Westmoreland v. CBS et al., Sharon v. Time
Statement of responsibility
Renata Adler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the winter of 1984, an extraordinary series of events brought two remarkable libel suits to trial in neighboring courtrooms in Manhattan, and in doing so brought into almost astrological configuration three of America's most powerful establishments; military, legal and journalistic. In both courtrooms, a renowned general was suing a media giant for libel: William Westmoreland contended that he had been libeled in a CBS documentary that claimed he had led a "conspiracy at the highest levels" to conceal crucial estimates about enemy troop strength in Vietnam; and Israel's Ariel Sharon was suing Time for having published a story claiming that Sharon had discussed the need to take "revenge" with Lebanese Christian leaders just before a Phalangist massacre of Palestinians during the Lebanese War. To complete the paralleled, both CBS and Time were defended by the same aggressive New York law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. With an unmatched eye for the telling or damning detail, and with an unprecedented understanding of the way in which important trials are shaped not simply by what goes on in the courtroom but by the long and opaque process of deposition and discovery before the trial, Adler draws a portrait of lawyers, generals and journalists worthy of Daumier or Dickens."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adler, Renata
Dewey number
  • 345.73/0256
  • 347.305256
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • KF228.W42
  • P92.U5
LC item number
  • A35 1986
  • A34
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Westmoreland, William C.
  • CBS Inc
  • Sharon, Ariel
  • Time, inc
  • Trials (Libel)
Label
Reckless disregard : Westmoreland v. CBS et al., Sharon v. Time, Renata Adler
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm14241219
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9780394527512
Lccn
86045513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)14241219
Label
Reckless disregard : Westmoreland v. CBS et al., Sharon v. Time, Renata Adler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm14241219
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9780394527512
Lccn
86045513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)14241219

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