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Jeff Himmelman has worked on two national bestsellers, Bob Woodward’s Maestro and Tim Russert’s Big Russ & Me, and was the co-author of A Different Life with Quinn Bradlee. He has written for The Washington Post and The New York Times Magazine; his work with Woodward and a team of other reporters helped The Post secure the national reporting Pulitzer Prize for its post-9/11 coverage. He is also a professional musician who writes, records, and performs under the name Down Dexter. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and daughter.
Himmelman has a unique style that blends top-flight journalism with a distinctive personal voice.
He manages to be at once totally historically and journalistically rigorous, and at the same time refreshingly casual and approachable as a narrator.
This book is about Ben Bradlee the famous editor of the iconic Washington post during the Watergate years.
Spotty. Several chapters are not worth reading. But the sections on Bradlee's relationship with JFK and Mrs. Kennedy are extremely interesting.Published 14 days ago by John McCann
I haven't read Jeff Himmelman's book on Benjamin C. Bradlee, former Executive Editor of the Washington Post from 1968 to 1991, but I have read Ben Bradlee's memoir 'A Good Life:... Read morePublished 3 months ago by booklover2
I've wanted to know more about Ben Bradlee's story since reading All the President's Men, though I knew there was much, much more to his professional life than simply being chief... Read morePublished 7 months ago by EM in NC
As full a portrait of Bradlee as we're ever likely to get, thanks to the degree of access Himmelman was provided. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Scott Willett
If I didn't know the author I probably wouldn't have read this book, but I'm thrilled I did. This was my first introduction to Ben Bradlee and the behind the scenes workings of... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Cameron Scott
Many fascinating anecdotes, but lacking distance from the subject. The author seems to have been too much of a Bradlee fan to provide balance.Published on January 16, 2013 by Ranger
As many of the other reviews here indicate, this is a great and honest book on Ben Bradlee and his era of journalism. Read morePublished on December 30, 2012 by William D. Geerhart
This is a very insightful biography. The author had great access to documents and friens and co-workers. He called it as he saw it despite objections from Wash. Post insiders. Read morePublished on November 24, 2012 by Phil