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John Gunther (1901–1970)

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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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän

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Death Be Not Proud (1949) 2,420 kappaletta
Alexander the Great (1953) 390 kappaletta
Inside U.S.A (1947) 255 kappaletta
Julius Caesar (1959) 250 kappaletta
Inside Africa (1955) — Tekijä — 163 kappaletta
Inside Russia today (1958) 159 kappaletta
Inside Europe (1936) 157 kappaletta
Inside South America (1967) 120 kappaletta
Inside Asia (1939) 105 kappaletta
Inside Latin America (1941) 96 kappaletta
The Lost City (1964) 83 kappaletta
Inside Europe Today (1961) 66 kappaletta
Behind the Curtain (1943) 54 kappaletta
Twelve Cities (1967) 44 kappaletta
Jason and the Golden Fleece (1959) 41 kappaletta
Procession (1965) 33 kappaletta
D Day (1777) 31 kappaletta
Inside Australia and New Zealand (1972) 27 kappaletta
The Golden Fleece (1959) 15 kappaletta
Meet South Africa (1957) 8 kappaletta
Meet Soviet Russia 7 kappaletta
Chicago Revisited (1967) 5 kappaletta
Inside Asia 1942 War Edition (1942) 5 kappaletta
The Troubled Midnight (1945) 5 kappaletta
The Red Pavilion 4 kappaletta
Lideres del siglo XX (1962) 3 kappaletta
La Russia 2 kappaletta
John Gunther's Inside Australia (1972) 2 kappaletta
Visa pour l'europe (1962) 2 kappaletta
Flight into conflict (1945) 1 kappale
Europa av i dag 1 kappale
Meet the Congo 1 kappale
Jules César 1 kappale
Eden for one 1 kappale
O drama da Ásia 1 kappale
Julius Ceasar (1959) 1 kappale
The Indian Sign 1 kappale
The Bright Nemesis (1963) 1 kappale
The story of TVA 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Fall of the Dynasties: The Collapse of the Old Order, 1905-1922 (1963) — Toimittaja, eräät painokset360 kappaletta
This Is My Best (1942) — Avustaja — 186 kappaletta
Secrets & Spies: Behind the Scenes Stories of World War II (1964) — Avustaja — 178 kappaletta
Yankee Nomad: A Photographic Odyssey (1966) — Johdanto — 154 kappaletta
Roundup: A Nebraska Reader (1957) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta

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Yleistieto

Kanoninen nimi
Gunther, John
Virallinen nimi
Gunther, John
Syntymäaika
1901-08-30
Kuolinaika
1970-05-29
Sukupuoli
male
Kansalaisuus
USA
Syntymäpaikka
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Kuolinpaikka
New York, New York, USA
Asuinpaikat
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Koulutus
University of Chicago
Ammatit
journalist
foreign correspondent
Suhteet
Gunther, Frances (ex-wife)
Organisaatiot
Chicago Daily News
Lyhyt elämäkerta
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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Deeply moving, true story relates a father's recollection of his son's courageous and spirited battle against the brain tumor that would take his life at the age of seventeen.
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Huba.Library | 36 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 3, 2023 |
Inspiring book of author's son who dies from cancer yet graduates from high school and completes other goals while suffering.
 
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kslade | 36 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 8, 2022 |
Gut-heartwrenchingly moving. I tried reading this years ago but couldn't get into the way Gunther told the story––too erudite for me at the time. I guess I've matured because I rolled through this in one day. I couldn't put it down. I was intrigued by the 1940s dialogue and history and medicine capability at that time, but I was thoroughly enchanted with Johnny and his heroic quest just to live. The reminder of how precious life is sometimes can sound so trite, but put forth in this memoir of a 17-year-old who had the zen of life to end each day with "What a great day, Mom"––even if his brain had just been opened up again for drainage––brought me to my knees. When I'm having a bad day, I will think of this young, brave man and try to follow his example every day of my life.… (lisätietoja)
 
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