Synopses & Reviews
Seymour Hersh has been the most important, famous, and controversial journalist in the United States for the last forty years. From his exposand#233; of the My Lai massacre in 1969 to his revelations about torture at Abu Ghraib prison in 2004, Hersh has consistently captured the public imagination, spurred policymakers to reform, and drawn the ire of presidents.and#160;and#160;From the streets of Chicago to the newsrooms of the most powerful newspapers and magazines in the United States, Seymour Hersh
tells the story of this Pulitzer Prizeand#8211;winning journalist and author. Robert Miraldi scrutinizes the scandals and national figures that have drawn Hershand#8217;s attention, from My Lai to Watergate, from John F. Kennedy to Henry Kissinger.and#160;This first-ever biography captures a stunningly successful career of important exposand#233;s and stunning accomplishments from a man whose unpredictable and quirky personality has turned him into an icon of American life and the unrivaled and#8220;scoop artistand#8221; of American journalism.and#160;and#160;
About the Author
ROBERT MIRALDI is an award-winning author, journalist, and columnist who has taught at the State University of New York for thirty years. In 2003 his biography, The Pen Is Mightier: The Muckraking Life of Charles Edward Russell, was named the best book in the country in journalism and mass communication. He is the author of two books and editor of three others. In 1992 he was a Fulbright Scholar, lecturing in the Netherlands. His writing on the First Amendment has won national awards. A PhD in American Studies, he teaches classes on media law, press history, and news reporting.