City Room

City Room #2019

City Room A New York Times Notable BookArthur Gelb was hired by The New York Times in as a night copyboy the paper s lowliest position Forty five years later he retired as its managing editor Along the wa
  • Title: City Room
  • Author: Arthur Gelb
  • ISBN: 9780425198315
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Paperback
  • A New York Times Notable BookArthur Gelb was hired by The New York Times in 1944 as a night copyboy the paper s lowliest position Forty five years later, he retired as its managing editor Along the way, he exposed crooked cops and politicians, mentored a generation of our most talented journalists, was the first to praise the as yet undiscovered Woody Allen and Barbra StA New York Times Notable BookArthur Gelb was hired by The New York Times in 1944 as a night copyboy the paper s lowliest position Forty five years later, he retired as its managing editor Along the way, he exposed crooked cops and politicians, mentored a generation of our most talented journalists, was the first to praise the as yet undiscovered Woody Allen and Barbra Streisand, and brought Joe Papp instant recognition From D Day to the liberation of the concentration camps, from the agony of Vietnam to the resignation of a President, from the fall of Joe McCarthy to the rise of the Woodstock Nation, Gelb gives an insider s take on the great events of this nation s history what he calls the happiest days of my life.
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    Autobiography of an old time newspaper man Interesting to see the inner workings of a paper, but a bit long winded at times.

    The thing about writing memoirs is the need to avoid continually talking about how wonderful everything you did was, how smart you were, how talented this is especially difficult when the usual reason for anyone wanting to read your memoir is that you were smart and talented and did wonderful things Arthur Gelb doesn t always manage this avoidance He certainly gives others credit, but he has no compuctions against taking credit himself Moreover, there is somwthing odd reading about the glories o [...]

    As a former journalist, I found this a fascinating book I m not sure if non journalist types would enjoy it as much, but the inside stories of how major and minor stories are covered is intriguing, IMHO I remember when The NYT was going through its redesign phase in the 1970s Reading about how it was done and why, and the internal conflicts it caused was wonderful The author, Arthur Gelb, comes across as a man of great integrity, kindness and compassion The booko provided a chance to get to know [...]

    Because I was a journalist for most of my adult life, I thoroughly enjoyed this book Friends in the profession have remarked that it s too nostalgic and sugar coated the the NYT was not the warm and quirky place Gelb reminisces about But I didn t read it looking for a critique of The Times I read it to immerse myself in fond memories of a workplace that meant a lot to the person who spent so much of his life among colleagues and friends there People obviously mean a great deal to Arthur, and the [...]

    Behind the scenes of The New York Times from its early days Very interesting It was particularly interesting to see how the editors downplayed the holocaust because they didn t want the paper to be viewed as a Jewish newspaper The story was buried.

    Arthur Gelb worked for the New York Times for 45 years, these are his memoirs If you enjoy reading Americana, you ll love this book I wish I could read this book again but I gave my copy up to save space, it s 672 pages, and hardcover, that is a good four inches or so of shelf space.

    A fascinating New York Times eye view of the city from WWII to the mid eighties Gelb was in the middle of all things cultural and all things New York.

    What s not to love about the days when theTimes and the City and things in general were really happening

    Long and tedious at times But interesting nonetheless and good insight on what used to be the inner workings of a newspaper.

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