Good Times, Bad Times - Harold EvansLondon: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1983, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, tanned and creased along the spine and front flap. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs [16pp];
From the cover: “Harold Evans, the renowned Editor of The Sunday Times and The Times, has written his own inside story of fifteen years at the heart of two of the world’s greatest newspapers. His sensational resignation from The Times only a year after Rupert Murdoch had bought the paper is explained for the first time. It is a remarkable account of journalism and politics, of idealism and intrigue. He describes The Sunday Times dramas of investigative journalism and his battles with government, corporations and the law. He tells the behind-the-scenes stories of the international cause celebre of the Thalidomide campaign, of the exposure of Kim Philby as a Soviet spy, the publication of the Crossman Diaries in defiance of the Official Secrets Act, and how the truth was learned about the world’s biggest air crash. He shows how Murdoch, a publishing tycoon on three continents, succeeded in taking over Times Newspapers and how Margaret Thatcher’s government cleared the way for him to do so.
He candidly reveals the internal and external subterfuges and pressures, both political and financial, during his turbulent period at The Times; he captures the excitement and colour of daily journalism; and he examines central issues of the freedom of the press. Lord Denning, the eminent British judge, once described Harold Evans as the most distinguished editor and journalist of our time, who has won great victories for the freedom of the press.”