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As It Happened by  William S Paley - Hardcover - Book Club (BCE/BOMC) - from Fully Booked (SKU: 003799)

As It Happened

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As It Happened

by Paley, William S

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Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc. BOOK: Previous Owner Markings ("From the Library of..." Embossed Seal on Half Title Page); Spine Bumped; Moderate Shelf Rub to Boards; Edges Lightly Soiled. DUST JACKET: Repaired; Moderately Creased; Moderately Scuffed; Moderately Chipped; Moderate Yellowing Due to Age; In Archival Quality Jacket Cover. A Memoir by William S. Paley, Founder and Chairman, CBS. SUB-TITLE: A Memoir. BOOK NUMBER: 2568. BOOK DESIGN BY: Bente Hamann. CONTENTS: Acknowledgments; Preface; Chicago; Going East; A Young Man's Fancy; On My Own; A Different Kind of Business; After Hours; Trial and Error; Press-Radio War; Live News; Overseas; Transition; Triumph; Interlude; Creative Chaos; From Radio to Television; Questions and Answers; Entertaining You; A Special Niche; The Newsroom; Headlines and Headaches; CBS Inc.; ...And Beyond; Appendix; Highlights of CBS News; Highlights of CBS Television; Photo Credits; Index. SYNOPSIS: This is a landmark memoir, the first of its kind by a giant of the communications media. It is the intimate and straightforward story of a surviving original, the life and growth of an extraordinary man and the company he built, CBS. In this book, William S. Paley reminisces about his personal life and his life with CBS--from the celebrities of the entertainment world to the business and political leaders of America to the journalistic controversies still in the news. Paley bought CBS when it was a small, struggling company called United Independent Broadcasting and he was a young man still in his twenties. Within months he had begun a transformation which shaped CBS into one of the world's greatest communications empires. And still he found time to enjoy the "Roaring Twenties" in Paris, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and New York. A brilliant and creative businessman, dealing for high stakes, Paley foresaw the cultural and informational impact of radio, and later, television. With an uncanny eye for spotting entertainment talent, he "discovered" for radio Bing Crosby, Kate Smith, Will Rogers, Frank Sinatra, and Paul Whiteman; and those he did not discover, he lured to CBS: Jack Benny, Amos and Andy, George Burns, Red Skelton, and a host of others. But this book covers more than radio and television--it is about the tastes and trends of our time, written by the man who helped to create and refine many of them. William S. Paley is CBS. His life touches on virtually every major event of the past fifty years. This is a fascinating and revealing work about a man who, perhaps more than any other, brought the great events of our times to us.. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Title
As It Happened
Author
Paley, William S
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Good
Edition
Book Club (BCE/BOMC)
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Place of Publication
Garden City
Keywords
Biography,Entertainers
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Biography - Entertainers;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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For a good portion of the 1990's, our family was interested in the idea of entering the used book business. We are all avid readers, book lovers, and book collectors who cannot pass a bookstore without popping in. Family trips to the library and our local used bookstore were a regularity while growing up. With each of us having interests in different genres (with a little overlapping here and there), we cover a lot of bases. The thought of having a store of our own was appealing, and the hunt was on - both for stock and a location.
We thought to combine under one roof many different things that would appeal to readers and book lovers. Not only used books, but some new items as well. Bookmarks (to ward off dog-eared pages), bookends (to keep those out-of-control collections under control), bookplates (to label books on the "Can I borrow that?" circuit to ensure that they always found their way home), book repair tape (to lend a helping hand to collectors with tattered favourites in their collections), and so on. With an interest in book-themed knick knacks as well, we had two sides to our would-be business: books and knick-knacks. Hence the business was born.
In the early part of 1998 we bought a commercial property, and in the summer we first opened our doors in a storefront in Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada. With start-up stock consisting of a garage full of books hand-picked for just such a venture that we purchased from someone who changed their plans, we were in business.
For several years we operated in this storefront, growing our business and learning about the industry and the backbone of it - the customers. It was very satisfying to be present at the end of someone's book quest, as we were quite often. Many a time we heard shouts of joy from somewhere in the shop as customers happened upon just what they'd been looking for (oftentimes for quite a while). At other times, people would approach us with bits and pieces of information that they remembered from long ago favourites in hopes that we could at least help them come up with an author or title to help in their search, which we often times did, with the book in hand. And when we couldn't come up with anything on our own, we would pick the brains of other customers in conversation, or turn to the internet for help for them. For us, quality and selection of stock go hand-in-hand with customer service. One isn't much good without the other.
But times, people, places, and lives change and after several years in our storefront we made a change of our own - in 2004 we relocated to the internet. Now a home-based business in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, we are gradually bringing our inventory online here.
We carry used paperbacks, hardbacks, and magazines for both adults and children. We have thousands upon thousands of books that are not yet listed for sale on the internet, but are gradually making their way there.Fully Booked sells on Biblio.com, as well as on other online venues: abebooks.com (as Past Pages), alibris.com (under Lisa Van Munster), amazon.ca (as resurrectedreads), Etsy.com (as OutOfOurHands), and from time to time on ebay.ca (as littleredreadinghood or thebigbadbookseller).

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