Cronkite's War: His World War II Letters Home

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National Geographic Society
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6.4 X 1.3 X 9.3 inches | 1.3 pounds
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About the Author

WALTER CRONKITE IV is an associate producer with CBS News. MAURICE ISSERMAN is the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of History at Hamilton College. His most recent book is the prize-winning Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes, co-written with Stewart Weaver, which the New York Times called the book of a awe-inspiring work of history and storytelling.


"Fascinating glimpses of a stirring time that was a crucible for so many journalists." -School Library Journal starred review

"What a treasure! If you like the news, if you like a good adventure story or if you're just a sucker for a good old fashioned love story, you will love this book." --Bob Schieffer, CBS News

"The immediacy of these letters provides an unforgettable glimpse into how people lived during the most devastating war in human history, and shed light on how Walter Cronkite became one of our greatest newsmen." --Susan Eisenhower

"An extraordinary journey with the most trusted man in America." --Kirkus Reviews

"There's no question that Cronkite's book represents a bygone era of journalism." --The Washingtonian

"A fascinating and informative collection of Walter Cronkite Jr.'s personal World War II letters to his wife." --AARP blog

"Something not all would expect: A completely different side of Walter Cronkite." --CBS News

"A highly personal view of the man whose face became familiar to every American in the 1960s and '70s." --The Buffalo News

"Illustrated with heartwarming photos of Walter and Betsy Cronkite during the war from the family collection." --Book Bargains & Previews

"Tom Brokaw, whose career followed Cronkite's, describes this book as the 'quintessential American story.' Indeed it is." --NewsOK