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The Resource String of pearls : on the news beat in New York and Paris, Priscilla L. Buckley ; with an afterword by William F. Buckley, Jr. ; illustrations by Lee Buckley

String of pearls : on the news beat in New York and Paris, Priscilla L. Buckley ; with an afterword by William F. Buckley, Jr. ; illustrations by Lee Buckley

Label
String of pearls : on the news beat in New York and Paris
Title
String of pearls
Title remainder
on the news beat in New York and Paris
Statement of responsibility
Priscilla L. Buckley ; with an afterword by William F. Buckley, Jr. ; illustrations by Lee Buckley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Priscilla Buckley is probably best known for her long and admired tenure as managing editor of the conservative political journal National Review, founded in the 1950s by her brother William F. Buckley, Jr. But in String of Pearls we meet a different Priscilla - young Pitts Buckley, just out of Smith, eager for the next step up from the college paper to "real" journalism. There she is, in her proper wool suit, her cashmere sweater, and her string of pearls, notebook at the ready, United Press Radio News Department's fledgling employee." "The war in Europe was winding to its close. For Buckley, the atmosphere in UP's New York offices was a heady one; the journalists worked furiously but had time to play practical jokes, stage mock battles on the newsroom floor, and treasure the funny stories that haste and tension engender. Young Priscilla fit right in; she made friends, wrote copy for the reporters to read on the air ("Keep the sentences short!"), and joined in the fun and frequent hilarity. It was a demanding, sometimes heartbreaking, and always vibrant period." "The author was pleased a few years later to be offered a job at the Paris Bureau of United Press. The young writer who had spent some of her girlhood years living in prewar France with her parents and her numerous siblings found a different Paris at war's end; scars of the prolonged occupation were everywhere. It was a poignant time, but for Priscilla and her friends there was laughter and comic misadventures as well, and she shares them, along with varied characters gathered at United Press at the time, with us."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Buckley, Priscilla L
Dewey number
  • 070/.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4874
LC item number
.B7557 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foreign correspondents
  • Journalists
  • Buckley, Priscilla L
  • United Press Associations
Label
String of pearls : on the news beat in New York and Paris, Priscilla L. Buckley ; with an afterword by William F. Buckley, Jr. ; illustrations by Lee Buckley
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45195686
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9780312272173
Lccn
00047528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
String of pearls : on the news beat in New York and Paris, Priscilla L. Buckley ; with an afterword by William F. Buckley, Jr. ; illustrations by Lee Buckley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45195686
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9780312272173
Lccn
00047528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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