She had wanted to be on a paper since she was thirteen years old. She got her chance to do foreign stuff for country papers -- a slender thread -- and she went to Paris. She had some letters, Edgar Mowrer gave her a hand up. Ed Taylor helps her, she gets into the thick of things, when, determinedly, she goes to the Spanish border. The virus is in her blood; she loves the strife and the uncertainty and the discomforts -- and she translates that excitement and fascination for her readers. She gets into Spain; and she gets out and in again. Then she is invalided home -- and the rest of her story is told from a hospital ward, while the war she wanted to share goes on. Good human interest.