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by Brayton Harris


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And his book is really interesting, especially to anyone who has ever worked on a newspaper, dealt with a war correspondent, pondered about the objectivity of news from the front, or wondered if military journalism of that era was as influential on public opinion as it is today.

WAR NEWS (originally published in 1999 as Blue & Gray in Black & White) is an exploration of the individual and collective efforts of newspaper journalists during the Civil War. As eyewitnesses to one of the most memorable. As eyewitnesses to one of the most memorable conflicts in history, they left a record that is sometimes brilliant but, at other times, marred by shoddy journalism, sensationalism, and self-serving reporting

WAR NEWS (originally published in 1999 as Blue & Gray in Black & White) is an exploration of the individual and collective efforts of newspaper journalists during the Civil War. As eyewitnesses to one of the most memorable conflicts in history, they left a record that is sometimes brilliant but, at other times, marred by shoddy journalism, sensationalism, and self-serving reporting.

The American Civil War bibliography comprises books that deal in large part with the American Civil War. There are over 60,000 books on the war, with more appearing each month

The American Civil War bibliography comprises books that deal in large part with the American Civil War. There are over 60,000 books on the war, with more appearing each month. Authors James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier stated in 2012, "No event in American history has been so thoroughly studied, not merely by historians, but by tens of thousands of other Americans who have made the war their hobby. Perhaps a hundred thousand books have been published about the Civil Wa.

by Brayton Harris Newspapers as a business and journalism as a profession came of age during the . Originally published in the April 2011 issue of Civil War Times.

Following the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862, Henry Villard, a special correspondent for the New York Herald, described one of the many problems confronting reporters attempting to write about Civil War battles and soldiers. In the camps, as in the newspapers, you find it difficult to winnow the truth from the bushel of falsehood, Villard wrote. Today in History: Born on September 21.

Brayton Harris is the author of more than two hundred articles and seven books. Puts what really happened into perspective, also takes you back into time to that period.

Retired Navy captain Harris (War News: Blue & Gray in Black & White: Newspapers in the Civil War, 2010, et. revisits every stage of Nimitz’s era-straddling career, from his Texas boyhood and Annapolis years through his various postings and commands, to his crowning 1945. revisits every stage of Nimitz’s era-straddling career, from his Texas boyhood and Annapolis years through his various postings and commands, to his crowning 1945 appointment as Chief of Naval Operations, where his postwar pushback against the move to unify the armed. services probably preserved naval aviation and the Marine Corps

Although certain aspects of the Civil War press have attracted attention from scholars, there is unfortunately a glaring need for a major, comprehensive study of how newspapers operated during the war. In Blue and Gray in Black and White: Newspapers in the Civil War, Brayton Harris.

Although certain aspects of the Civil War press have attracted attention from scholars, there is unfortunately a glaring need for a major, comprehensive study of how newspapers operated during the war. In Blue and Gray in Black and White: Newspapers in the Civil War, Brayton Harris seeks partially to fill this void by providing "a guided tour of highlights as covered by, and at times influenced by, the press" (p. ix). Harris starts out well.

Brayton Harris is a retired navy captain, and the author of numerous books, including Blue & Gray in Black & White: Newspapers in the Civil War and The Navy Times Book of Submarines: A Political, Social, and Military History. He has been a guest on the Today show. Naval Institute, among others. He lives in Mission Hills, Kansas.

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WAR NEWS (originally published in 1999 as Blue & Gray in Black & White) is an exploration of the individual and collective efforts of newspaper journalists during the Civil War. As eyewitnesses to one of the most memorable conflicts in history, they left a record that is sometimes brilliant but, at other times, marred by shoddy journalism, sensationalism, and self-serving reporting. They were, however, the American public's primary source of information about the battles that were tearing the nation apart. This book focuses on the personalities, politics, and rivalries of editors; the efforts of newspapers to influence military appointments, strategy, and tactics; advances in printing technology; formal and informal censorship, the suppression of dissident newspapers, and, most of all, the war correspondents themselves.

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Gom
Book arrived as promised in excellent condition.
Dalallador
I have been fascinated with the Civil War since elementary school when I read a book about two brothers on different sides of the conflict. I grew up in Maryland, a border state, and had a relative who served in the Union army. I later moved to SC and realized they viewed the Civil War differently, always referring to it as The War Between the States. Even to this day, this war brings strong feelings. I was also interested in this book, not just for the fact that it was about the Civil war but I also have a close friend who is a newspaper journalist and we have discussions about journalists, the telling of the story and public opinion. This book was bringing all those things together and did not disappoint.

War News: Blue & Gray in Black & White: Newspapers in the Civil War was originally published in 1999 as Blue & Gray in Black & White, and tells the story of the Civil War through the newspapers of the time. From before the first shots were fired, through the surrender of Lee, Brayton Harris shows how the newspapers and the reporters of that time got the story, how it was published and the public's response to it. Harris was in the US Navy and served as a media coordinator in Vietnam so he understands about covering a war from the field.

It was interesting to see that some things have not changed much: journalists will work hard to get the latest story, even going behind enemy lines, the military wants to preserve secrecy and control the story, the public wants to hear firsthand accounts and those stories can change public opinion of the war. Journalists will do anything to get the story and use the latest technological tool of the time, the telegraph, to beat their competitors to get the story back to the publisher. Harris provides a good balance of North and South perspectives and gives you a glimpse of the personalities of this war, from the president, to the generals who made numerous mistakes, to the newspaper publishers that demanded the story, to the reporters who were the first war correspondents.

In War News: Blue & Gray in Black & White: Newspapers in the Civil, Harris has definitely added to the list of books that those who are interested in journalism and the Civil War will want to read. Check it out as we mark the 150th anniversary of this war.
WAR NEWS: Blue & Gray in Black & White: Newspapers in the Civil War download epub
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Author: Brayton Harris
ISBN: 1453617027
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 21, 2010)
Pages: 378 pages