THIS IS ERIC SEVAREID by Eric Sevareid

THIS IS ERIC SEVAREID

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This collection of articles and broadcasts written and delivered during the years 1955 to 1964 show a different, but still recognizable, Sevareid from that of the collection In One Ear, (1952). With wry good humor he notes that the aging process has slowed up the quick distinctions he made with both ease and assurance as a younger man in matters of politics and ethics. He makes this an engaging quality for news pundits to acquire and in his political essays here -- on Macmillan's England, De Coulle's France and the civil rights questions before the U.S. -- Sevareid is at his conversational best. There are personal pieces dealing with his reactions to commercialism's grip on New York City, some of the big scoops he's missed by being the right man in the wrong place or vs., and a well told anecdote about bullfights witnessed with Head Aficianado Hemingway. A description of a recent trip to his home town in North Dakota -- You Can Go Home Again -- will strike a responsive chord from new readers as well as old listening fans who can sympathize with the tidal tug of the backwater towns they left behind. A preeminently browsable book.

Pub Date: Aug. 3rd, 1964
Publisher: McGraw-Hill