Theodore H. White and Journalism as Illusion

Title

Theodore H. White and Journalism as Illusion

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Description

In this groundbreaking study, Joyce Hoffmann examines a critical twenty-five-year period in the work of one of the most influential journalists of the twentieth century. Theodore H. White was already a celebrated reporter when Jacqueline Kennedy summoned him for an exclusive interview in the aftermath of her husband's assassination. With her help, White would preserve what the First Lady claimed had been John F. Kennedy's vision of the New Frontier as an incarnation of that wistful, romantic kingdom--Camelot. Over the years, friends and advisers to Kennedy declared that they had never heard the president speak of Camelot. But White's article, which ran in Life magazine, created a myth that still endures in the popular consciousness. .... [Amazon.com]

ISBN

9780826210104

Publication Date

1995

Publisher

University of Missouri Press

City

Columbia, MO

Keywords

Theodore H. White (1915-1986), Journalism, Journalists, United States politics and government

Disciplines

Journalism Studies | Nonfiction