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Author Pearson, Drew, 1897-1969, author

Title Washington merry-go-round : the Drew Pearson diaries, 1960-1969 / Drew Pearson ; edited and with an introduction by Peter Hannaford ; foreword by Richard Norton Smith
Published Lincoln : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2015]
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Contents Cover ; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Contents ; List of Illustrations; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Editor's Note; Introduction; 1960; 1961; 1962; 1963; 1964; 1965; 1966; 1967; 1968; 1969; Pearson Family Tree; Glossary of Names; Index
Summary "For most of three decades, Drew Pearson was the most well-known journalist in the United States. In his daily newspaper column--the most widely syndicated in the nation--and on radio and television broadcasts, he chronicled the political and public policy news of the nation. At the same time, he worked his way into the inner circles of policy makers in the White House and Congress, lobbying for issues he believed would promote better government and world peace. Pearson, however, still found time to record his thoughts and observations in his personal diary. Published here for the first time, Washington Merry-Go-Round presents Pearson's private impressions of life inside the Beltway from 1960 to 1969, revealing how he held the confidence of presidents--especially Lyndon B. Johnson--congressional leaders, media moguls, political insiders, and dozens of otherwise unknown sources of information. His direct interactions with the DC glitterati, including Bobby Kennedy and Douglas MacArthur, are featured throughout his diary, drawing the reader into the compelling political intrigues of 1960s Washington and providing the mysterious backstory on the famous and the notorious of the era."-- Provided by publisher
Notes Includes index
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Subject Pearson, Drew, 1897-1969 -- Diaries.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969.
Genre/Form Diaries.
Form Electronic book
Author Hannaford, Peter, editor
ISBN 1612347134 (electronic bk.)
1612347428 (electronic bk.)
9781612347134 (electronic bk.)
9781612347424 (electronic bk.)