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This review is from: Cronkite (Hardcover)
The author asserts that Charles Collingwood was the basis for the 1944 Billy Wilder movie FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT. Well, I don't know about that, but I do know the movie was released in 1940 and was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. A journalism professor once told me that when you find errors of this type, it is reasonable to assume that the author has committed other similar errors.
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Initial post: Jun 11, 2012 8:27:44 AM PDT
Peter Elliott says:
Reminds me of a well praised biography of Lyndon Johnson in which the author stated that Jackie Kennedy stood by LBJ as he was sworn in on Air Force One in her blood-stained green suit.. That was followed by typing LBJ's daughters name as Lucy.
These errors occurred on page 4 and 5. I put the book aside and will never read it.
Thanks for telling me about these errors in Cronkite. Very sad -- the publisher should be ashamed.
Posted on Jun 11, 2012 5:59:01 PM PDT
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 2:17:22 PM PDT
What is with you and these pointless comments? Zero stars for YOU.
Posted on Jun 13, 2012 5:09:23 PM PDT
Posted on Jun 20, 2012 5:20:30 AM PDT
A teacher man says:
The multiple errors mentioned in these reviews, insignificant as they might seem, reflect badly on this book. Nonfiction's credibility rests on its accuracy. Where there are small errors, there are probably major ones. Personally, I'm glad reviewers are pointing these out for those of us who might have spent money on this book.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 6:41:56 AM PDT
Marc W. Schneider says:
There's an old saying you should keep in mind, Jack. It's better to be quiet and let people think you're an idiot rather than speaking and removing all doubt.
Posted on Jun 21, 2012 12:47:28 PM PDT
Marc Starcke says:
Posted on Jul 5, 2012 10:20:54 AM PDT
Media Junkie says:
Agreed. Clearly lazy and haphazard work on the part of the writer and especially copy editors. In one photo caption, dated 1971, Cronkite's age is given as 45 although the book tells us he was born in 1916. One glance tells us this is not a 45-year-old man. Just lazy, sloppy work and definitely detrimental to a major piece of nonfiction.
Posted on Jul 5, 2012 1:46:11 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 5, 2012 1:50:30 PM PDT
Incompetent and lazy review. -10/10 for such incompetence - please try to improve your book reading review IQ. F- for you, laughs.
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