An appreciative, sympathetic full length portrait of one of the giants of journalism, from childhood and its influences and incidents to present day war activities. This is the story of a big time country editor, a controversial figure in national politics, a man who has acquired, against a purely local education and training, a national breadth of view, who has gone from conservative to liberal and yet has maintained throughout his local touch. The intimate side of the story is not lacking -- his wife and children, the death of his daughter, his friends and foes, his qualities of mind and heart. Filled with quotations from his writings, and evidence of personal knowledge of the man and his works. Sure of a good press.