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Personal History by Vincent Sheean

Personal History

by Vincent Sheean

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On Mar 10, 1947, I said of this book: "Reading in Personal History. Improving now.:" On March 14 I said: " Finished Personal History, which was very good in places." In the years since I read this book I have often thought about it and I have good memories of it. ( )
  Schmerguls | Oct 14, 2013 |
“…Sheean was one of the great independent foreign correspondents of the 20th century. This was written when he was a relatively young man in the 1930s. It is a story of the news as he saw it – and felt it. Sheean reported events from his own perspective. He is the centre of the story even when he is not talking about himself. He portrayed himself as a kind of everyman against which the news reverberated…”(reviewed by John Hamilton in FiveBooks).

Full interview is available here: http://fivebooks.com/interviews/john-m-hamilton-on-american-foreign-reporting ( )
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