Big russ and me book review
BIG RUSS ME by Tim Russert Read by Tim Russert | Audiobook Review | AudioFile MagazineThank you! The gimlet-eyed interlocutor of Meet the Press is a pussycat when it comes to matters of family and faith. Russert, the kid from blue-collar South Buffalo who now grills the prominent and powerful, writes in a style as unadorned as the snow in the land of the Bills. Uncle Fran was a police detective and a great ballplayer. The author fondly recalls hours with Dad at the Legion Hall, the nuns in grammar school, and his Jesuit teachers at Canisius High.
TIM RUSSERT Tim & dad "BIG RUSS" TODAY SHOW (2004)
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Meet the newsman's father in this stupendously entertaining book. The younger Russert's memoir begins as a tribute to his dad and the lessons he taught through the years, but also takes ample time to tell how Russert junior grew up and became the moderator of Meet the Press. His neighborhood in the s was tightly knit, Irish Catholic and anchored by the institutions of marriage, family, church and school. Nuns and Legionnaires shaped young Russert's character; in high school, his Jesuit instructors strengthened and solidified it. John Kennedy's short life and career still resonated when Russert began law school in
Exploring the intersections of law, religion and culture. Copyright by Richard J. All rights reserved. This book has been lauded as a beautiful encomium to Tim Russert's father of the same name and to fathers generally. But that gloss doesn't capture what this book really is. It's Tim Russert, Jr.
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Sign up for our newsletters! Bookstores have been gearing up for Father's Day for some time now, lining their front displays with titles dad is sure to enjoy: sports, grilling, amusing how-tos. Pretty standard stuff. But once in a while a book comes along that supersedes the silly. Russert, the popular host of NBC's "Meet the Press," wrote this tribute to his father, Tim Senior, a member of what has become known as "the greatest generation. The Russert family grew up in a blue-collar section of Buffalo, NY, where Tim Senior instilled in the author and his three sisters the qualities of discipline, respect, honesty and faith that, for whatever reason, are sometimes lacking from parents today. In the minds of younger readers, Russert might as well have written his book a hundred years ago.