NO INNOCENCE ABROAD by Michael Stern

NO INNOCENCE ABROAD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

By True magazine's chief European correspondent, a line-up of public personalities and disreputable reputations which adds a verve of its own to some scape-grace to scandalous careers. There's Freddie McEvoy, the Australian sportsman- ""pleasure is my business""- whose first decent gesture killed him; Lucky Luciano-""retired"" (?) businessman in Italy; Sicily's bandit Salvatore Giuliano- to the rich, an awful reality, to the poor, a legend; George John Dawson who is officially believed to have made $100,000,000 in war surplus since the end of the war; Rosselini-to his womenfolk-"" more than a man- he is an act of God""; Virginia Hill, the well- upholstered divorcee who blazed her way through the Kefauver hearings; Gulbenkian, the world's first authentic billionaire; the Countess di Frasso; the killer Moscatelli, whose murder of Major Holohan was exposed by Stern in a sensational scoop.... Profiles, which are also close-ups, these provide a wide display of spectacular misconduct as well as extravagant success with all the obvious vicarious values for the reader. Guaranteed entertainment.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1952
Publisher: Random House