THEY CALLED ME CASSANDRA by Genevieve Tabouis

THEY CALLED ME CASSANDRA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is the autobiography of France's foremost newspaper correspondent, whose influence has been more far reaching than that of Lazareff, whose Deadline is on Random House list. She had access to all the great men and events of the past twenty years, in France and other foreign capitals. With deceptive fragility of demeanour, she called the Axis shots before they fell, time and again presaging the surrender of the democracies. She struck out at Hitler and was denounced by him. This traces her career from reporter at the League to Foreign Editor of L'Oeuvre, hers is a career unequalled by any other woman journalist. Through years of intricate party and power politics, she came in contact with Briand, Stresemann, Laval, Bruening, Blum, Litvinov, Von Papen, Weygand, Gayda, Bonnet and others. This is a more comprehensive view of the foreign scene than the Lazareff book, but both predicate a familiarity with the complications of French affairs. Forthright, perspicacious, often moving.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1942
Publisher: Scribner