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Assignment to Hell : the war against Nazi Germany with correspondents Walter Cro
Timothy M. Gay
Adult Nonfiction D799.U6 G39 2012

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Gay (Tris Speaker: The Rough-and-Tumble Life of a Baseball Legend) provides a readable and informative account of the early careers of five highly esteemed American journalists who willingly faced incredible danger on the European front lines of World War II to deliver unflinching eyewitness battleground news. While other works, e.g., James Tobin's Ernie Pyle's War: America's Eyewitness to World War II, have examined famous reporters of the era, Gay uniquely recounts how these five correspondents formed a loose alliance through their common wartime experiences and grew to become a band of courageous, persistent battlefield reporters. Along with thrilling accounts, such as Stars and Stripes cub reporter Andy Rooney's warship passage on D-Day and UP correspondent Walter Cronkite flying along on bombing runs over Germany, Gay's concise research and the use of his subjects' personal papers, diaries, and letters provide an unsentimental yet emotionally compelling tale of how these journalists became some of the greatest war correspondents of their time. Verdict For those interested in World War II, especially the journalistic aspects, Gay's telling of the audacious bravery of these reporters makes for an inspirational read.-Mary A. Jennings, Sno-Isle Libs., Camano Island, WA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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