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Battling Editor: The Albany Years

Battling Editor: The Albany Years is the story of one newsman's struggle to get the truest version of the news attainable into the pages of his newspapers in New York, Washington, Albany, and Los Angeles. His memoir recounts his work in Albany, heading two newspapers, illustrates what it took to attain accuracy, quality and consistency and focusing hard-hitting, critical reporting on the powerful agencies, public and private, that dominate public life. And he did this in the face of increasing existential challenges from a growing digital competitor that eventually seriously undermined the viabilities of the printed press.


This memoir is a second installment, follows publication of From Kristallnacht to Watergate, which detailed his career at the New York Herald Tribune and The Washington Post, where he directed the daily coverage unearthing the Watergate scandal that forced the resignation of Richard Nixon from the presidency.


In its description of how quality journalism is inculcated and embedded, BATTLING rebuts the peddlers of fake news ALLEGATIONS whose purpose is to destroy the critical free press to prevent it from speaking truth to power. It is dedicated to all who labor in America's newsrooms and thereby help to guard America's liberty.

From Kristallnacht to Watergate: Memoirs of a Newspaperman

From Kristallnacht to Watergate tells a compelling narrative of an American newspaperman who was born in Germany, escaped Nazi persecutions and found his calling in journalism. He was an editor at two great American newspapers and as Metro Editor at The Washington Post he oversaw the Watergate coverage that resulted in a Pulitzer Prize.