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Published: 01 July 2021 (Estimated)

456 Pages | 25


ISBN: 9780190067588

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The Columnist

Leaks, Lies, and Libel in Drew Pearson's Washington

Donald A. Ritchie

  • Features quotations from Drew Pearson's unpublished diaries, along with family oral histories and correspondence
  • Corrects considerable misinformation in previous books on Pearson and provides insights into his motivations
  • Traces the arc of Pearson's friendship with J. Edgar Hoover that enabled him to use the FBI to verify his accusations but ended in estrangement and animosity
  • Applies historical evidence to determine the accuracy of Pearson's charges, and the accusations of lying and libel made against him

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