- 292 Pages
- Released: November 11, 2009
- Publisher: Hyperion
Description by OLDIES.com:
At the age of 87, Mike Wallace is a legendary figure in broadcast journalism. Now, after 60 years of reporting on important events around the world, he shares his personal stories about the incredible range of celebrities, newsmakers, criminals, and world leaders who have subjected themselves to his unique brand of questioning. Through Wallace's intimate observations about these figures, we experience afresh the pivotal events that have shaped our world. Here, we meet the guilt-racked Secret Service agent assigned to John F. Kennedy's car in Dallas. We learn about the candid moment when President Nixon revealed an unexpected softer side. We witness the underpinnings of the century's greatest social movement through Wallace's eyes as he manages to earn the trust of major civil rights leaders, and we see the trauma Wallace experienced while covering the conflict in Israel. These off-camera anecdotes and fascinating excerpts from Wallace's interviews -- with everyone from Eleanor Roosevelt to all the presidents of the last half century, from Frank Lloyd Wright to Johnny Carson, from Margaret Sanger to Malcom X -- give us a new perspective on some of the greatest lives and minds of our time.
Mike Wallace. His very name conjures up a certain kind of journalism -- smart, informed, intense, and groundbreaking. Who else has wrangled sit-downs with his roster of world leaders and criminals, celebrities, and underdogs, heroes and scoundrels Organized by interview subject -- including Presidents, Icons and Artists, Con Men and Other Crooks, The General and the Whistle-Blower -- Between You and Me, now in paperback, is his wry, candid, and revealing look back at sixty years in an unparalleled career.