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3.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 5 3.96 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bob Schieffer Narrator: Bob Schieffer Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2003 ISBN: 9781436126717
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It has been a remarkable career for Bob Schieffer, the chief Washington correspondent for CBS News. He is trusted by countless Americans to cover the stories that matter. During his extraordinary career, he has won six Emmys and in 2002 the National Press Foundation hailed him as the Broadcaster of the Year.

Now the highly respected veteran newsman shares the stories he’s long kept under wraps in a book the Washington Post says “is everything a memoir should be: candid, funny, and loaded with great stories about famous people.” Schieffer goes beyond the news everyone is familiar with to share the compelling anecdotes only his colleagues were previously privy to. Says the author, “I want to tell you about the parts that didn’t get on television or in the paper.” The result is an eye-opening glimpse behind the scenes of the news business.

Whether the topic is the Nixon White House or Vietnam, the JFK assassination or the 1968 election, Schieffer has a story to tell that you simply have not heard before, but are almost certain to find fascinating. Schieffer reads his own work here, delivering a pitch-perfect narration that captures every nuance of his witty and wise insights.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A terrific read.”

    Larry King

  • “This insightful, instructive, and entertaining book on Washington, national politics and journalism is the work of one of the best reporters of our time. His keen eye and Texas sense of humor are a pitch-perfect combination to take us through some of the larger and small events of the last quarter-century.”

    Tom Brokaw

  • “A pull-no punches book, but gracefully written, sparkling with good humor and full of new insights into Washington and the history of our times.”

    Dan Rather

  • “A highly engaging read. He’s seen it all and has much wisdom about journalism and governance to impart…The telling is so unfussy, modest and straightforward that it rarely prompts speculation about the juicy bits that he couldn’t write…Indeed, the work succeeds not only as a primer on broadcast journalism but also as an informal history of America over the past 40 years.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A riveting behind-the-scene look at the news events—and the television news business itself—over the 40-plus years of [Schieffer’s] career.”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vickieg | 12/25/2013

    " I liked this book. I enjoyed reading details about all the headlines I read & political figures I knew growing up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leticia | 12/4/2013

    " Bob brings you back to the events he covered throughout his career. Very capitivating! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peregrina651 | 7/6/2013

    " I do enjoy reading history from the journalists point of view and Schieffer's outing is most enjoyable. Needless to say, well written and eminently comprehensible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dolly | 6/6/2013

    " Insider views on events he covered. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie Elliott | 4/7/2013

    " Just ask my Mom how much I liked this book--I kept trying to give it to her on holidays! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 9/27/2012

    " This book is really interesting, especially if you're a new junkie like me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcie | 3/12/2012

    " This is really good non-fiction. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Atchisson | 2/26/2012

    " Some interesting stories, but overall pretty forgettable in the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 1/17/2012

    " He writes w/the same wry tone that he reports... which makes for great reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy Wiggins | 12/3/2011

    " One of my favorite television personalities. A nice man who has witnessed some of the most important events of his generation. Interesting insight into how the news gets reported. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 10/13/2011

    " I particularly enjoyed the firsthand accounts of "newsworthy" events that happened in the last half of the 20th century. It is one thing to read about these events in textbooks quite another to read a firsthand account. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 5/17/2011

    " Really enjoyed this book. It was great to see how he got started adn moreover, how journalism has changed over the decades. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Eshleman | 11/30/2010

    " Witness to much of the history of the last half-century makes a good storyteller. He is engaging and shares good insights into how human nature and political behavior work. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Pam | 6/14/2010

    " Some books you read beginning to end. This one I read the beginning and end. Just could not get into it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharae | 5/25/2010

    " excellent book, very interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 5/11/2010

    " Interesting look at recent history. It gave a good perspective of events that I remember. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 4/24/2010

    " Just ask my Mom how much I liked this book--I kept trying to give it to her on holidays! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vickieg | 2/10/2010

    " I liked this book. I enjoyed reading details about all the headlines I read & political figures I knew growing up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dolly | 7/22/2009

    " Insider views on events he covered. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leticia | 10/21/2008

    " Bob brings you back to the events he covered throughout his career. Very capitivating! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 9/28/2008

    " He writes w/the same wry tone that he reports... which makes for great reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 8/30/2008

    " This book is really interesting, especially if you're a new junkie like me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 8/29/2008

    " Really enjoyed this book. It was great to see how he got started adn moreover, how journalism has changed over the decades. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy | 7/20/2008

    " One of my favorite television personalities. A nice man who has witnessed some of the most important events of his generation. Interesting insight into how the news gets reported. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 3/13/2008

    " I particularly enjoyed the firsthand accounts of "newsworthy" events that happened in the last half of the 20th century. It is one thing to read about these events in textbooks quite another to read a firsthand account. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Atchisson | 1/31/2008

    " Some interesting stories, but overall pretty forgettable in the end. "

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About the Author
Author Bob Schieffer

Bob Schieffer is the chief Washington correspondent for CBS News and the moderator of Face the Nation. He is also the winner of six Emmys.