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Seymour Hersh has been the most important, famous, and controversial journalist in the United States for the last forty years. From his exposé of the My Lai massacre in 1969 to his revelations about torture at Abu Ghraib prison in 2004, Hersh has consistently captured the public imagination, spurred policymakers to reform, and drawn the ire of presidents.

From the streets of Chicago to the newsrooms of the most powerful newspapers and magazines in the United States, Seymour Hersh tells the story of this Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author. Robert Miraldi scrutinizes the scandals and national figures that have drawn Hersh’s attention, from My Lai to Watergate, from John F. Kennedy to Henry Kissinger.

This first-ever biography captures a stunningly successful career of important exposés and outstanding accomplishments from a man whose unpredictable and quirky personality has turned him into an icon of American life and the unrivaled “scoop artist” of American journalism.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. p. 1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 8-9
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Prologue: Chasing Sy Hersh
  2. pp. xi-xvi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xvii-xx
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  1. 1. The Story No One Wanted
  2. pp. 1-13
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  1. 2. The Scoop Heard ’Round the World
  2. pp. 14-27
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  1. 3. Hersh Becomes a Target
  2. pp. 28-44
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  1. 4. “Front Page” Lessons in Chicago
  2. pp. 45-54
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  1. 5. Selling, Publishing, Failing
  2. pp. 55-60
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  1. 6. From the “Front Page” to the Pentagon
  2. pp. 61-66
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  1. 7. At War with the Pentagon
  2. pp. 67-75
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  1. 8. Fighting His Editors
  2. pp. 76-87
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  1. 9. Finding America’s Hidden Arsenal
  2. pp. 88-97
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  1. 10. Speaking for Gene McCarthy
  2. pp. 98-115
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  1. 11. Stunning Triumph over Germs
  2. pp. 116-124
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  1. 12. Scoop Artist Meets the Viet Cong
  2. pp. 125-131
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  1. 13. The Times Calls
  2. pp. 132-143
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  1. 14. Digging into Watergate
  2. pp. 144-156
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  1. 15. Cambodia, Bombs, and Impeachment
  2. pp. 157-168
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  1. 16. Hunting the Coup Plotters
  2. pp. 169-184
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  1. 17. Skeletons Tumble from the CIA Closet
  2. pp. 185-196
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  1. 18. The Submarine Caper
  2. pp. 197-210
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  1. 19. Going after “The Godfather”
  2. pp. 211-223
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  1. 20. The Big Apple Turns Sour
  2. pp. 224-233
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  1. 21. Scoop Artist versus Dr. Kissinger
  2. pp. 234-246
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  1. 22. The Summer’s Literary Furor
  2. pp. 247-257
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  1. 23. Who Shot Down the Korean Airliner?
  2. pp. 258-270
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  1. 24. Reporting the Worst-Kept Secret in the World
  2. pp. 271-283
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  1. 25. Sex, Lies, and Fraud
  2. pp. 284-297
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  1. 26. Going after Sy Hersh
  2. pp. 298-305
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  1. 27. The New Yorker Years
  2. pp. 306-316
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  1. 28. An Alternative View of the Mideast
  2. pp. 317-327
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  1. 29. Back on Top
  2. pp. 328-338
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  1. Epilogue: A Muckraker’s Unfinished Business
  2. pp. 339-344
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  1. Selected Works of Seymour Hersh
  2. pp. 345-350
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  1. Seymour Hersh Timeline
  2. pp. 351-352
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 353-402
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 403-415
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  1. Image Plates
  2. pp. 416-425
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781612344768
Related ISBN
9781612344751
MARC Record
OCLC
858282685
Launched on MUSE
2013-10-30
Language
English
Open Access
No
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