From Pea Soup to Politics PDF download by Julius Duscha

From Pea Soup to Politics

iUniverse, Inc.
Publication date: October 2005
ISBN: 9780595814589
Digital Book format: PDF (DRM-Free)


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He was there! For 60 years Julius Duscha has been a national political reporter, writing for the Washington Post, The New York Times and major magazines. He rode the campaign planes and buses. He covered the highs and lows from the 1948 Truman upset of Dewey to the Kennedy funeral. In this thoughtful and compelling memoir, Duscha vividly recalls the political events he witnessed and the presidents and candidates he personally knew and covered. He also tells how growing up poor during the Great Depression in Minnesota shaped his life and views.

It's all there! A young Hubert Humphrey. The 1948 Democratic convention. The Nixon-Kennedy debates. Why Johnson agreed to run as Vice President. The charming side of Barry Goldwater.How Ronald Reagan began his political career.The tragedy of Jimmy Carter the engineer. And it's all up-close and personal. Duscha writers about what he saw and heard.

The author began his political odyssey as an 18-year-old reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He was a working reporter in Washington at the age of 21. He was awarded a prestigious Nieman Fellowship at Harvard and won the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Distinguished Washington Correspondence. His books include Taxpayers' Hayride and Arms, Money and Politics. He has been listed in Who's Who in America for 40 years and was on Nixon's Enemies List.

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