About the Book

Mike Wallace: A Life

by Peter Rader
The untold story of how the world's most feared TV reporter transformed his inner darkness into a journalistic juggernaut that riveted millions and redefined the landscape of television news
 
In his four decades as the front man for 60 Minutes, Mike Wallace earned the distinction of being one of the most aggressive, self-assured and unflinching journalists in the business. His unrivalled career includes interviews with every major newsmaker of the late twentieth century, from Martin Luther King to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Peter Rader reveals that behind this intimidating facade, Wallace was deeply depressed and haunted by demons that nearly drove him to suicide. In fact, Mike was so self-conscious that he had serious doubts about taking his career from radio into television. Chronicling events that launched this game and quiz show announcer into the most talked about newsman in America, Rader presents an intimate portrayal of this iconic journalist.

This shocking and inspiring inside account will captivate the innumerable Americans who grew-up on Mike Wallace’s reporting.

Mike Wallace: A Life
by Peter Rader

  • Publication Date: April 13, 2012
  • Genres: Biography, Nonfiction
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
  • ISBN-10: 0312543395
  • ISBN-13: 9780312543396