This dramatic memoir by one of America’s most respected journalists and media critics takes us from the author’s narrow escape from a Turkish massacre of Armenians as a young child, to his secret acquisition of the Pentagon Papers, to the transformation of American journalism over the last half century.
“Reporter, editor, professor, and media critic Ben Bagdikian has done it all, and in Double Vision he gives readers a gripping and penetrating story of courage, wisdom, and integrity.” —Ralph Nader
“In times when it is easy to lose sight of our historical markers, Ben Bagdikian has provided a delightful memoir certain to inspire.” —Robert W. McChesney, The Progressive
“Rooted in the specific details of place, event, personality, remembrance. . . . Double Vision offers an affirmative vision that will stimulate the minds and touch the hearts of its readers.” —John Dizikes, San Francisco Chronicle
“Compassionate, funny, gripping, warm, wise. . . . [Ben Bagdikian] is a national treasure.” —Morton Mintz, The Nation
“Rich in both revelation and self-revelation. . . . A readable and rewarding book.” —Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Washington Post