A double biography, the story of father and son in the newspaper world. Orrick Johns' father was George Sibley Johns, one time editor of the St. Louis Post Dispatch under Pulitzer's leadership. A review of the family background, life in St. Charles, Missouri where his father after filling sundry posts, advanced to the editorship of the Post Dispatch. Excellent pictures of St. Louis, of the scandals the paper uncovered, of politics, trust-busting and so on. From that point on to the son's career, his share in the literary upheavals of twenty years ago in Greenwich Village, abroad in the '20's, Communist activities and work as director of the Federal Writers' project in New York, how it was organized and the attendant difficulties. Makes good reading with some perspective on the various types of life his family and he have led. Newspaper and current angles.