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John Gunther (1901–1970)

Author of Death Be Not Proud

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Born in Chicago, John Gunther began a career in journalism in 1922 as a reporter for the Chicago Daily News. A war correspondent during World War II, Gunther later devoted all his time to writing and is famous for his Inside books. Following his fourth visit to Russia in 1956, he presented important as well as trivial facts in Inside Russia Today (1958). "The greatest service Mr. Gunther has done is to bring Russia down to a level we can all understand and talk and argue about" (N.Y. Times). In 1958 he received the Geographic Society of Chicago Publication Award for his Inside books. Unfortunately, Inside U.S.A. (1951) is out of print. Gunther wrote several biographies and a deeply moving account of the death of his young son of a brain tumor, Death Be Not Proud (1949). His Procession (1965) is a group of sketches of international political figures drawn from his Inside books and from articles. Inside Australia (1972), completed and edited by William Forbis, was published posthumously. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Death Be Not Proud 2,274 copies, 36 reviews
Alexander the Great 342 copies, 4 reviews
Inside U.S.A 240 copies, 4 reviews
Julius Caesar 213 copies, 1 review
Inside Russia today 152 copies, 4 reviews
Inside Europe 150 copies, 1 review
Inside Africa (Author) 145 copies, 3 reviews
Inside Asia 100 copies, 1 review
The Lost City 82 copies
Behind the Curtain 52 copies, 1 review
Twelve Cities 42 copies, 2 reviews
Procession 32 copies
D Day 30 copies
Inside Asia 1942 War Edition 5 copies, 1 review
O Drama da Europa 1 copy, 1 review
O drama da Ásia 1 copy, 1 review
La Russia 1 copy
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John Gunther (August 30, 1901 – May 29, 1970) was an American journalist and author whose success came primarily in the 1940s and 1950s with a series of popular sociopolitical works known as the "Inside" books. He is best known today for the memoir Death Be Not Proud about the death of his teenage son, Johnny Gunther, from a brain tumor.
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