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A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock, Keller, Evelyn Fox
1 A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock Keller, Evelyn Fox
071671504X / 9780716715047 Good. 
Paperback. Softcover 2nd printing 1983 W. H. Freeman and Co. Average wear to covers; tiny nick to front; small corner creases. Text clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight; spine uncreased. 235 pages; Index; Notes; Glossary; black-and-white photos. Language: English. 'This book is the biography partly of an individual, but primarily of a relationship. It is the story of the interaction between an individual scientist, Barbara McClintock, known to her colleagues as a maverick and a visionary, and a science, genetics, that has been distinguished in recent decades by extraordinary growth and dramatic transformation.'--from Preface. Keywords: biographies, cytology, cytogenetics, maize, molecular, biology, geneticist, biologist, woman, Nobel Prize winner, Cold Spring Harbor, transposition. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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In All His Glory: The Life of William S. Paley: The Legendary Tycoon and His Brilliant Circle, Smith, Sally Bedell
2 In All His Glory: The Life of William S. Paley: The Legendary Tycoon and His Brilliant Circle Smith, Sally Bedell
Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 4th printing 1990 Simon and Schuster. Clean, unmarked, unread; pages bright; binding tight. Jacket has HEAVY SHELFWEAR. Huge book: 782pp, Index, Notes, Bibliography, B/W photos. Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only. 'A big, riveting biography of William Paley, the Chicago cigarmaker's son who built the CBS television empire and reigned as its chairman until 1983, this blockbuster tears away the layers of self-aggrandizing mythology Paley has woven about himself. Former New York Times media reporter Smith presents an often unflattering but never malicious portrait of Paley ... Packed with revelations, rich in radio and TV lore, sprinkled with intrigues, glitz, and wheeling and dealing at the highest levels of media and government, Smith's well-documented narrative is in good measure the story of CBS. She provides new details of CBS News's collaboration with the CIA in the 1950s; its in-house enforcement of McCarthyist witch-hunt tactics (though CBS was later instrumental in defrocking McCarthy); and its refusal to bow to pressure from the Nixon White House in covering the Vietnam War. She relates Paley's bitter battles with former network president Frank Stanton, and tracks CBS's trajectory from the glory days of star correspondent Edward R. Murrow to current chief executive Laurence Tisch's reign over a machine of lowbrow mass market entertainment, now shorn of its pretensions.'--Publishers Weekly, 1990. Keywords: Dorothy Hart Hearst, Barbara Cushing Mortimer. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Man Behind the Scenes: Julius C. C. Edelstein, No author stated.
3 Man Behind the Scenes: Julius C. C. Edelstein No author stated.
Very Good. 
Paperback. Paperback booklet with stapled binding, published 2003 by La Guardia and Wagner Archives, LaGuardia Community College / CUNY, Long Island City, NY. 12 pages. Very Good condition: clean, umarked, uncreased; only light wear. Published to commemorate Edelstein's 90th birthday celebration in 2002. Keywords: Newspaper, reporter, journalist, speechwriter, aide, assistant, advisor, World War II, Admiral William D. Leahy, White House, Philippines, Filipino independence, Manuel Roxas, Herbert H. Lehman, immigration, New York City, McCarthyism, Joseph McCarthy, mayor, Robert Wagner, City University of New York, SEEK Program. No ISBN. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Printer's Devil to Publisher: Adolph S. Ochs of the New York Times, Faber, Doris
4 Printer's Devil to Publisher: Adolph S. Ochs of the New York Times Faber, Doris
New. 
Paperback. Brand-new softcover 1996 Black Dome Press. Superclean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight; never read. Gift-giving condition. 192pp, Index, Bibliography. Language: English. 'This updated and revised edition of the 1963 title appears during the centennial of Ochs's purchase of The New York Times. His was an extraordinary life of honor, foresight, acumen, and accomplishment, coupled with the joys of a loving family. This Horatio Alger biography provides information at a fast pace in an easy, readable, and courtly style. History comes alive in the accounts of the newspaper's role in covering the sinking of the Titanic; Peary's expedition to the North Pole; and the decision not to print an inflammatory interview with Kaiser Wilhelm II that would have provoked a public outcry to go to war. Ochs's relationships with Hearst and Pulitzer shed light on newspaper history. Perfect for secondary students interested in American history and good nonfiction, this book tells an amazing story of a trailblazer's love for and commitment to publishing All the News That's Fit to Print.--Judy Sokoll, School Library Journal, 1996. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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