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John Gunther

(1901—1970)


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(1901–70), graduated from the University of Chicago and became a foreign correspondent widely known for lively sociopolitical surveys: Inside Europe (1936), Inside Asia (1939, revised 1942), Inside Latin America (1941), Inside U.S.A. (1947), Inside Africa (1955), Inside Russia Today (1957), and Twelve Cities (1969). D Day (1944) is a wartime diary; Behind the Curtain (1949) deals with Russian and Middle European politics; Roosevelt in Retrospect (1950) is about F.D.R. Death Be Not Proud (1949) is a memorial to his son, and he published A Fragment of Autobiography (1962), as well as several novels, including The Lost City (1964), about prewar Vienna.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.



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