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Joseph E. Persico (1930–2014)

Forfatter af My American Journey

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Was a contributing writer for Colin Powell's My American Journey. He also wrote Piercing the Reich, which is about the penetration of Nazi Germany by American Agents, and Nuremburg, which was made into a major television docudrama. (Publisher Provided) Joseph E. Persico was born in Gloversville, vis mere New York on July 19, 1930. He graduated from the New York State College for Teachers in 1952 and entered the Navy, serving aboard a minesweeper during the Korean War. Before becoming a speechwriter for Nelson A. Rockefeller, he worked for the United States Information Agency in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Washington. He stopped working for Rockefeller in 1977. During his lifetime, he wrote 12 books including The Imperial Rockefeller, Roosevelt's Secret War: FDR and World War II Espionage, and Franklin and Lucy: President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life. He co-wrote My American Journey: An Autobiography with Colin L. Powell. Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial was adapted into an Emmy-winning TNT mini-series in 2000. He died after a long illness on August 30, 2014 at the age of 84. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1990 (1990) — Author "Casey's German Gamble" — 10 eksemplarer
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1994 (1994) — Author "The Guilt of Alfred Jodl" — 10 eksemplarer
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 2008 (2008) — Author "FDR Sees the Elephant" — 8 eksemplarer

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'The futility of war - and the Great War in particular - has often been remarked upon, but it was carried to its logical, nonsensical conclusion on 11 November 1918. The prospect of peace appears to have left many with an unendurable sense of unfinished business, causing them to mount attacks even when war's end had been agreed. Almost 3,000 lost their lives in the last few hours before the Armistice- here their tragic story is poignantly told.' The ScotsmanUsing military archives and public records, along with journals and diaries, Joseph Persico weaves together the eleventh hour experiences of the men in the trenches, unsung and unremembered, the British Tommies, French Poilus, American Doughboys and German Feldgrau. Where, for example, was the Austrian corporal, Adolf Hitler, on that...… (mere)
 
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MasseyLibrary | 6 andre anmeldelser | Jun 3, 2023 |
Many photos. Index.
 
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VillageProject | 12 andre anmeldelser | May 23, 2023 |
Finished Joseph Persico's Edward R. Murrow. A man who saw the greatness of radio and was its voice from his time reporting the Blitz from the rooftops of London to the Liberation of Buchenwald he was the voice of the war to many as Ernie Pyle was its author. The voice of his own program "Hear It Now."

He represented both the golden age of radio and television and was a bridge between the two. He saw radio as the superior medium believing the picture conveyed less than the spoken word. He abhorred commercialism in both mediums and saw the game show Era and the subsequent game show

He saw that both as a way to bring understanding and world events to the common man.

Not the greatest writer or spoken voice but the composite of both. He attempted to recruit Walter Cronkite as a Murrow Boy while in London and had a ongoing rivalry with him when he declined. He was the voice of morality to many.

I previously read Murrow: His Life and Times by A. M. Sperber and both are excellent although I believe this does a superior job on his early pre-radio life.

A solid 4 star rating and I strongly endorse the reading of this book fine biography.
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dsha67 | 2 andre anmeldelser | Feb 26, 2022 |
Because I had a marvelous history teacher, in high school, I thought I knew a lot about the Nuremberg Trials. Because of this book I learned so much more.

This book takes you behind the scenes. Introduces you to all the people behind the trial-

The Justices: They wondered if they were putting the cart before the horse-The laws to judge the Nazi's were cemented in stone after the war had ended. Could they do this? Marvelous look into the legalize of those schooled to uphold the law. Could they judge these men, putting aside their own contempt for them?

The Nazi's: I learned their prior lives, how they grew up, how they ended up following a demented evil soul like Hitler. Were some of them "just following orders" as they pleaded? Or was that just a cover to absolve them of their guilt in the horrific crimes?

The Lawyers, the aides, the psychologist and psychiatrist, the doctors. Joseph E. Persico's looks at all of them and tells a non-fiction tale that reads so easily. There are, of course, hundreds of people who were involved. The book supplies you with a list of all the main principles to refer to, as you read. I was thankful for that. And of course, as with any great non-fiction, at the end there is follow-up telling you what happened to them all.

Highly Recommended if history is your interest.
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