New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1971. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 336 pages. Index. The DJ has slight wear and soiling. Inscribed by both authors on half-title page. Inscription reads: For Dick Valeriani-colleague and friend. Elie Abel/Marvin Kalb. RARE, probably unique item. A "trifecta" of three of the outstanding journalists of the late 20th Century together in one book with two autographs and an association. Some marginal markings in Valeriani's own hand noted! The authors place the Vietnam War in the perspective of 200 years of history, and reveal new information on the roles played by such leaders as Dean Rusk, Maxwell Taylor, and Dean Acheson. Marvin Leonard Kalb (born June 9, 1930) is an American journalist. He was the founding director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and Edward R. Murrow Professor of Press and Public Policy from 1987 to 1999. Kalb spent 30 years as an award-winning reporter for CBS News and NBC News. Kalb was the last newsman recruited by Edward R. Murrow to join CBS News. His work at CBS landed him on Richard Nixon's "enemies list". At NBC, he served as chief diplomatic correspondent and host of Meet the Press. During many years of Kalb's tenures at CBS and NBC, his brother Bernard worked alongside him. Kalb has authored or coauthored many nonfiction books (Eastern Exposure, Dragon in the Kremlin, Roots of Involvement, Kissinger, Campaign ’88, The Nixon Memo and One Scandalous Story). His book Enemy of the People: Trump's War on the Press, the New McCarthyism, and the Threat to American Democracy. His latest book is 'Assignment Russia'. Elie Abel (October 17, 1920 – July 22, 2004) was a Canadian-American journalist, author and academic. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Abel received a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University in 1941 and a Master of Science in journalism degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1942. He worked as a reporter for the Windsor Star in Windsor, Ontario, for a year, then served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. After the war, Abel returned to work as a reporter, writing successively for the Montreal Gazette, the North American Newspaper Alliance in Berlin, the Los Angeles Times, and for the Overseas News Agency as its United Nations correspondent. In 1949 he joined the staff of The New York Times, serving as a national and foreign correspondent for 11 years. After working in Detroit and Washington, he became the Times bureau chief in Belgrade, where he contributed to the paper's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the 1956 Hungarian revolt. In 1958, he went to New Delhi, India, as bureau chief and in that capacity covered the Chinese takeover of Tibet. In 1959, he returned to the United States to take over the Washington bureau of the Detroit News as its chief, serving only two years before being recruited in 1961 as State Department correspondent for NBC News. Distinguishing himself as a diplomatic correspondent, he was ultimately promoted to chief of the network's London bureau. During his years as a journalist, both in print and broadcasting, Abel was recognized for incisive in-depth reports on international affairs, and particularly on the subject of communism. Leaving broadcast journalism for academia in 1970, Abel was appointed dean of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and Godfrey Lowell Cabot Professor of Journalism. Abel left Columbia for Stanford University in 1979 as the first Harry and Norman Chandler Professor of Communication. From 1977 to 1980 Abel served as the representative from the United States to the United Nation's International Commission for the Study of Communication Problems, which published the "MacBride Report" in 1980. This authoritative book is the first to place the Vietnam war in the perspective of two hundred years of history, and it enables concerned Americans to reach a fresh understanding of our past and present involvement in the Far East. Richard Valeriani (August 29, 1932 – June 18, 2018) was an American journalist who was a White House correspondent and diplomatic correspondent with NBC News in the 1960s and 1970s. He previously covered the Civil Rights Movement for the network and was seriously injured when hit in the head with an ax handle at a demonstration in Marion, Alabama, in 1965 in which Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot and killed by Alabama State Trooper James Bonard Fowler. He spoke 5 languages and began his career in the 1950s covering the Bay of Pigs in Cuba. However, his seemingly most important works were in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. He reported on the important happenings at Selma and Marion Alabama, along with numerous other civil rights happenings. Valeriani portrayed himself as a reporter for CNN from the deck of the French aircraft carrier Foch in the 1995 film Crimson Tide, providing the opening newscast which sets up the plot. He reappeared again in the aftermath of the conflict. As a participant in the events portrayed in the 2014 film Selma, Valeriani considered the film excellent and substantially accurate in presenting the role of media such as Roy Reed of The New York Times, but found the role of television underplayed. Condition: Very good / Very good.
Keywords: Vietnam War, Lyndon B. Johnson, Dean Rusk, Maxwell Taylor, Dean Acheson, Imperialism, Robert McNamara, Averell Harriman, George Ball, McGeorge Bundy, Clark Clifford, Ngo Dinh Diem, Indochina, Melvin Laird, Walt Rostow, Paris Peace Talks