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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.
And if you love Watergate you will learn facts in this book that have never come to light anywhere else.
This association provided a connection to the subject and access to Bradlee personally as well as professionally.
Once the book was released, Sally Quinn, Ben Bradlee and Bob Woodward pilloried Jeff for telling the truth.
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 10 days 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 3 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 7 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 15 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 21 months ago 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 22 months ago 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 23 months ago by Phil
This is more than the story of a great journalist, Ben Bradlee, and his time at The Washington Post. Read morePublished on October 3, 2012 by prisrob
It's a sort of shallow book about a sort of shallow person, a legend based on a movie. In truth, as the book shows, Bradlee rode one big story to glory while not noticeably ---... Read morePublished on September 13, 2012 by Honest Abe