Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Book Review - Mike Wallace: A Life

Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books; First Edition edition (April 13, 2012)

Scheduled to come out later this year, this biography by Peter Rader was pushed up following the death of the newsman.

Mike Wallace had a lengthy career with CBS News.  His death came just a few months after that of 60 Minutes colleague, Andy Rooney. His most recent memoir was released in 2007, which I read recently.

Rader's writing in the biography uses a cinematic style.  Rader explores how Wallace, a feared reporter, was able to transform his depression into a style of journalism that went on to redefine how television news works.

If you think you knew Mike Wallace, think again.

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