A ""career in crises"" -- such is her own phrase for the career she has carved out of her keen devotion to journalism, and...

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A ""career in crises"" -- such is her own phrase for the career she has carved out of her keen devotion to journalism, and her gift for being where history is in the making. Much of the story will be familiar to those who have followed her reporting in the N. Y. Herald-Tribune, but it is the additional material outside the immediate limitations of the by-line space that make this a good personal experience story. It has the virtues- and the shortcomings- of a journalist's own story:- the highspot selection of events, the playing up of the drama, the conflicts due to having to establish her right to the job despite her sex, the adventures from New York City reporting, to fighting wars, experiences in Iron Curtain countries where she learned to sense the earmarks of Communistic absorption, Berlin during the airlift, Korea and front line reporting, and so on. One could wish, since she is less successful when reporting on her adventures of the heart, that she had stuck to her tried and proven field of journalism, top grade.

Pub Date: May 19, 1955

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1955