The Resource John Hohenberg : the pursuit of excellence, John Hohenberg

John Hohenberg : the pursuit of excellence, John Hohenberg

Label
John Hohenberg : the pursuit of excellence
Title
John Hohenberg
Title remainder
the pursuit of excellence
Statement of responsibility
John Hohenberg
Title variation
Pursuit of excellence
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Bounding toward his ninth decade with gusto and optimism, legendary journalist and educator John Hohenberg writes that one of his most cherished mementos is the letter he received in 1955 from William Faulkner when Faulkner was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Hohenberg lingers lightly on Faulkner's "pursuit of excellence" in fiction, then jumps headlong into the story of his own pursuits - writing, education, diplomacy, music, and marriage, remembering a life that spans the twentieth century and that included a quarter of a century administering and judging the Pulitzer Prizes. Born in 1906 in a tenement in New York's Lower East Side, Hohenberg spent his youth in Seattle, in a loving home filled with books and music. Childhood enamors include his father's low voice reading aloud every evening from the daily newspaper, a green secondhand Oliver typewriter that he taught himself to use at the age of nine, and classmates who distorted his German-sounding name into another German name - Hindenburg - during World War I. Launching his career at age seventeen by interviewing President Warren Harding, he wrote about Presidents Roosevelt and Truman, twice traveled to Vietnam on book assignments, and was sent on Far East lecture tours in the Eisenhower and Reagan administrations
  • After twenty-five years of journalism and public service, Hohenberg began an academic career that has lasted forty years. Beginning at Columbia University in 1950, he has taught some 5,000 students, helping undergraduates edit Associated Press copy during the Cuban missile crisis, setting loose weekly seminars of graduate students at the United Nations, and affecting the influence and stature of education in the profession of journalism. As administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, he broadened the honor and prestige of that award by publishing jurors' names and extending the judging machinery across the country, while at the same time subduing political controversies. Quoting from his own diary entries, Hohenberg recounts the agitation Drew Pearson created in 1957 when he charged that Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy was ghostwritten. (Pearson later published a "typically ungracious retraction" in his syndicated column.)
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hohenberg, John
Dewey number
  • 070.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4874.H59
LC item number
A3 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hohenberg, John
  • Hohenberg, John
  • Journalists
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Journalists
  • United States
Label
John Hohenberg : the pursuit of excellence, John Hohenberg
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv., 295 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813019789
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44956794
  • (OCoLC)ocm44956794
Label
John Hohenberg : the pursuit of excellence, John Hohenberg
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=20762
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv., 295 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813019789
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44956794
  • (OCoLC)ocm44956794

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