TOKYO AND POINTS EAST by Keyes Beech

TOKYO AND POINTS EAST

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The personal document of the man who covered the Korean War for the Chicago News (he is a Far East veteran with Iwo and Tarawa coverage to his credit) is a mixture of immediate experience and considered interpretation. Keyes Beech was in Tokyo taking a close-up view of the Occupation and MacArthur when the Land-of-the-Morning-Calm exploded. His coverage in Korea reviews the sad history of a nation ""geopolitically doomed to war"", relates numerous near- escapes and runs in and out of restless Seoul, comments quite vigorously on Maggie Higgins and her feud with Homer Bigart for the Herald Trib, includes an interview with a returned BW Boy who confessed to germ warfare, and points up the cease- fire of Panmunjam. Frank and freewheeling, this gives a view of a correspondent's mind and heart.

Pub Date: Nov. 18th, 1954
Publisher: Doubleday