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The Resource The voice of America : Lowell Thomas and the invention of 20th-century journalism, Mitchell Stephens

The voice of America : Lowell Thomas and the invention of 20th-century journalism, Mitchell Stephens

Label
The voice of America : Lowell Thomas and the invention of 20th-century journalism
Title
The voice of America
Title remainder
Lowell Thomas and the invention of 20th-century journalism
Statement of responsibility
Mitchell Stephens
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Tom Brokaw says: "Lowell Thomas so deserves this lively account of his legendary life. He was a man for all seasons." Few Americans today recognize his name, but Lowell Thomas was as well known in his time as any American journalist ever has been. Raised in a Colorado gold-rush town, Thomas covered crimes and scandals for local then Chicago newspapers. He began lecturing on Alaska, after spending eight days in Alaska. Then he assigned himself to report on World War I and returned with an exclusive: the story of "Lawrence of Arabia." In 1930, Lowell Thomas began delivering America's initial radio newscast. His was the trusted voice that kept Americans abreast of world events in turbulent decades - his face familiar, too, as the narrator of the most popular newsreels. His contemporaries were also dazzled by his life. In a prime-time special after Thomas died in 1981, Walter Cronkite said that Thomas had "crammed a couple of centuries worth of living" into his eighty-nine years. Thomas delighted in entering "forbidden" countries--Tibet, for example, where he met the teenaged Dalai Lama. The Explorers Club has named its building, its awards, and its annual dinner after him. Journalists in the last decades of the twentieth century--including Cronkite and Tom Brokaw--acknowledged a profound debt to Thomas. Though they may not know it, journalists today too are following a path he blazed. In The Voice of America, Mitchell Stephens offers a hugely entertaining, sometimes critical portrait of this larger than life figure"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 070.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4874.L73
LC item number
S74 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The voice of America : Lowell Thomas and the invention of 20th-century journalism, Mitchell Stephens
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
Prologue: The messenger -- A portrait of the journalist as a young cowboy -- Two scoops in Chicago -- See America first -- Too good to be true -- Something more colossal than anything of its kind ever tried -- A blue-eyed, beardless man in Arab robes -- Come with me to the land of history, mystery and romance -- How dull it is to pause -- Having the ear of America -- The voice of God -- Catching up with the war -- The very roof of the world -- An entirely new form of entertainment -- To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield -- Epilogue: He loved the face of the earth
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 328 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781137279828
Lccn
2017004242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)957022025
Label
The voice of America : Lowell Thomas and the invention of 20th-century journalism, Mitchell Stephens
Publication
Copyright
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
Prologue: The messenger -- A portrait of the journalist as a young cowboy -- Two scoops in Chicago -- See America first -- Too good to be true -- Something more colossal than anything of its kind ever tried -- A blue-eyed, beardless man in Arab robes -- Come with me to the land of history, mystery and romance -- How dull it is to pause -- Having the ear of America -- The voice of God -- Catching up with the war -- The very roof of the world -- An entirely new form of entertainment -- To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield -- Epilogue: He loved the face of the earth
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 328 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781137279828
Lccn
2017004242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)957022025

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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