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Book Title: A Life's Work: Fathers and Sons|
The author of the book: Ben Bradlee
Edition: Simon & Schuster
Date of issue: May 11th 2010
ISBN 13: 9780684808956
Format files: PDF
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Ben Bradleeâ€™s all-American football player father lost his well-paying job in the Depression and never recovered his income but also never lost his balance and energy. Living on a borrowed estate, he undertook to clear the property, and his young son bonded with his father as they worked alongside each other in the woods. When thirteen-year-old Ben contracted polio, his father nursed him back to health until they could go to work again.
Ben Bradlee tells the story of how this lifelong love of working outdoors enabled him to forge an intimate connection with his own son, Quinn, who was born with a heart defect and is learning disabled.
Quinn Bradlee writes about how his father gave him courage and confidence, about what it is like not just to be the son of the Ben Bradlee but his fatherâ€™s best pal. He tells wistfully how their roles have reversed and how he has become his fatherâ€™s protector.
Sally Quinn, wife and mother, offers her observation on fathers and sons in this joyous celebration of a special relationship.
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Benjamin Crowninshield "Ben" Bradlee is vice-president at large of the Washington Post. Born in Boston, Bradlee attended Harvard College. In 1942, he became a communications officer for the Office of Naval Intelligence and fought in thirteen battles during World War II. Bradlee became executive editor of the Washington Post in 1968, a position he held until 1991. During this time, Bradlee oversaw the Post’s award-winning coverage of the Watergate affair and the publication of the Pentagon Papers. In 2013, Bradlee was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Bradlee and his wife, journalist Sally Quinn, live in Washington, DC.
also publishes under the name Benjamin C. Bradlee
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