A Good Life (Paperback)

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In this witty, candid memoir, Ben Bradlee, the most important, glamorous, and famous newspaperman of modern times, traces his path from Harvard to the battles of the Pacific war to the pinnacle of success as the editor of The Washington Post--during the Watergate scandal and every other important event of the last three decades. of photos.

About the Author


Ben Bradlee was Executive Editor of "The Washington Post" from 1968 to 1991 after being managing editor for three years. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and their son, Quinn.



Benjamin Bradlee is vice-president at large of the "Washington Post"." "Born in Boston, Bradlee attended Harvard College. In 1942, he became a communications officer for the Office of Naval Intelligence and fought in thirteen battles during World War II. Following the war, Bradlee became a reporter for the "Washington Post". Working as a journalist in Washington, DC, Bradlee formed a close friendship with Senator John F. Kennedy. He toured with both Kennedy and Nixon during their respective presidential campaigns in 1960. Bradlee became executive editor of the "Washington Post" in 1968, a position he held until 1991. During this time, Bradlee oversaw the "Post"'s award-winning coverage of the Watergate affair and the publication of the Pentagon Papers. In 2013, Bradlee was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Bradlee and his wife, journalist Sally Quinn, live in Washington, DC.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780684825236
ISBN-10: 0684825236
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: September 11th, 1996
Pages: 512
Language: English