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Chris Matthews Likes WHEN LIONS ROAR: The Churchills and the Kennedys"

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"What I like most in Maier's giant work is the spine of this saga, the all-important record of influence the great soldier-statesman-historian's life exerted on the future American president." -- Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's Hardball, review in Chartwell Bulletin, The Churchill Centre

Friday, June 20, 2008

Tina Brown and Anna Wintour -- Still Conde Nasties with Each Other?

It's amusing to see those two old Anglophiles -- Tina Brown and Anna Wintour -- still fighting it out for public attention, at least according to the Gawker. (I love pronouncing 'Gawker' with my Long Island accent). A decade ago, I interviewed Tina Brown for my 1994 award-winning book "Newhouse" over breakfast at her favorite booth at "44" inside the Royalton Hotel. She was aware that my book would be the first to tell the story of her mercurial rise in the Newhouse empire, creating the modern-day Vanity Fair when all seemed lost for poor Si.
During my research, Wintour had the usual Conde Nast cone of silence in place when I knocked on her door for an interview, so I'm partial to Brown for her willngness to talk. (Hey, now there's a name for a new mag -- TALK!) For all her ups and down, Brown remains a talented editor/journalist/columnist/author and maybe even a website aggregator. Contrary to what Radar says, there's no comparison to someone like Peggy Noonan, the "new Tina Brown"?
Apparently, Tina is working on a new bio on Hillary Clinton and talked about it on The View.