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Lead time : a journalist's education
Wills, Garry, 1934-
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1983.
Physical Description:
xviii, 389 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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Author Notes

Garry Wills, 1934 - Garry Wills was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1934. Wills received a B.A. from St. Louis University in 1957, an M.A. from Xavier University of Cincinnati in 1958, an M.A. (1959) and a Ph.D. (1961) in classics from Yale. Wills was a junior fellow of the Center for Hellenic Studies from 1961-62, an associate professor of classics and adjunct professor of humanities at Johns Hopkins University from 1962-80.

Wills was the first Washington Irving Professor of Modern American History and Literature at Union College, and was also a Regents Professor at the University of California in Santa Barbara, Silliman Seminarist at Yale, Christian Gauss Lecturer at Princeton, W.W. Cook Lecturer at the University of Michigan Law School, Hubert Humphrey Seminarist at Macalester College, Welch Professor of American Studies at Notre Dame University and Henry R. Luce Professor of American Culture and Public Policy at Northwestern University (1980-88). Wills is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and his articles appear frequently in The New York Review of Books.

Wills is the author of "Lincoln at Gettysburg," which won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1993 and the NEH Presidential Medal, "John Wayne's America," "A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government" and "The Kennedy Imprisonment." Other awards received by Wills include the National Book Critics Award, the Merle Curti Award of the organization of American Historians, the Wilbur Cross Medal from Yale Graduate School, the Harold Washington Book Award and the Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting, which was for writing and narrating the 1988 "Frontline" documentary "The Candidates."

(Bowker Author Biography) Garry Wills is a Pulitzer-prize winning historian and cultural critic. A former professor of Greek at Yale University, his many books include Lincoln at Gettysburg, Reagan's America, Witches and Jesuits, and a biography of Saint Augustine. He lives in Evanston, Indiana.

(Publisher Provided) Garry Wills is a frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine and The New York Review of Books. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Mariner Editionp. ix
Introduction: After the Factp. xiii
I Years of Turmoil
1 War Protest: Communep. 3
2 War Protest: Jailp. 11
3 Dr. King on the Casep. 29
II Spies
4 "McCarthyism"p. 53
5 Alger Hissp. 56
6 Hiss and Nixonp. 62
III Watergate
7 Summer of '74p. 79
8 Sideshowsp. 96
9 Duncesp. 108
IV Politicians
10 The Senatep. 117
11 The Housep. 124
12 Bobby Bakerp. 128
13 Daniel Patrick Moynihanp. 132
14 George Wallacep. 140
15 Burt Lancep. 156
16 Jerry Brownp. 166
V Conventions
17 The Best Reporterp. 181
18 Miniconvention, '74p. 186
19 Democrats, '76p. 195
20 Republicans, '76p. 203
21 Miniconvention, '78p. 209
VI Presidents
22 Trumanp. 221
23 Eisenhowerp. 233
24 Johnsonp. 236
25 Fordp. 241
26 Carterp. 250
27 Reaganp. 257
VII Religion
28 Born-Again Watergaterp. 275
29 Stained-Glass Watergatep. 285
30 Pope John Paul IIp. 293
31 Dorothy Dayp. 300
32 The Pope in Americap. 304
33 The Devilp. 320
34 Why?p. 327
VIII Athletes
35 Muhammad Alip. 331
36 Shirley Verrettp. 339
37 Raymond Berryp. 346
38 Beverly Sillsp. 362
Appendix Boxing: A Palinodep. 381
Indexp. 391