He was the voice of an era. Millions grew up listening to Paul Harvey News and Comment and The Rest of the Story, and trusted the great man who spoke for the little guy.Good Day! by Paul J. Batura follows the remarkable life of one of the founding fathers of the news media. Paul Harvey started his career during the Great Depression and narrated America's story day by day, through wars and peace, the threat of communism and the crumbling of old colonial powers, consumer booms and eventual busts. In Good Day!, you'll follow,
* How he became "Paul Harvey"
* The remarkable adversity he confronted in his early years
* How he revolutionized the radio industry with his wife, Evelyn
* How a president wanted to "roast" him "good"
* How he was nearly jailed for pursuing a scoop
"Paul Harvey: a voice of reason, a voice of common sense, an eloquent spokesman for the America and the Americans he loved. Open this book and read `the rest of the story.'"
--Ben Stein, author, actor, economist, and journalist
"Paul Harvey had a voice and a broadcast you didn't want to turn off. Paul Batura has a book you won't want to put down. And like Harvey's news and comment, you don't want it to end."
--Dan Vallie, director of the Kellar Radio Talent Institute, Appalachian State University
"Harvey's legacy couldn't be in more capable hands."
--Dr. James Dobson, bestselling author, National Radio Hall of Fame broadcaster, and founder of Focus on the Family
If you grew up, like I did, listening to Paul Harvey News and Comments, you will love the book.
In telling Harvey's life story, Paul Batura skillfully blends historical information and little known elements to Harvey's life with engaging storytelling.
Also, in guessing the location of where the footnote might be, it's very hard to do if you don't immediately remember the chapter # and name.
Paul J. Batura's biography of Paul Harvey was an enjoyable read. He captured the essence of what made Paul Harvey so beloved by so many. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Timothy
Great service and a great product. How do you go wrong with Paul Harvey. A wonderful read and a must for any student of American culture.Published 1 month ago by The Old Klingon
I have always been a fan of Paul Harvey and, after reading this book, I am even more so. He may not have been in a class by himself, but the class he was is, didn't take long to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gigi
I would stop everything to listen to this wonderful man. I loved the story and loved learning more about him.Published 8 months ago by kellylee
I am glad that someone finally did a biography of Paul Harvey. He was listened to by millions every day for years, but before now, there has never been a book about him. Mr. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Paul D. Ladd
This was a tremendous read about a wonderful man from the pen of a talented writer. Thank you for taking the time to honor Mr. Harvey in this way.Published 13 months ago by Jim McNeff