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David Halberstam Quotes

There would be a very nice small book in it about another time and era in America, a kind of sweetness and friendship,
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#America

What happened very quickly was a move away from the bravery of the kids fighting.
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#Bravery

If you're a reporter, the easiest thing in the world is to get a story. The hardest thing is to verify. The old sins were about getting something wrong, that was a cardinal sin. The new sin is to be boring.
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#American Journalist

I have no doubt he would have been a huge success no matter what he put his mind to,
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#Doubt

With the marketing pressures driving the book world today, it's much easier to get the author of a memoir on a television show than a serious novelist.
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#American Journalist

No publisher in America improved a paper so quickly on so grand a scale, took a paper that was marginal in qualities and brought it to excellence as Otis Chandler did.
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#American Journalist

Memory is often less about the truth than about what we want it to be.
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#American Journalist

Nixon, who spent much of his career attacking the press and saying he was a victim of the press, was in fact created by the press, in this case the L.A. Times.
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#American Journalist