A grand collection of pieces from a mystery story spinner, profile expert and war correspondent. Here he brings together his own pick of the best, from all fields, and the book is a tribute to his lifetime work. There are sketches of war in the Pacific, memories of early Chicago newspapering, days of growing up in the midwest, early bombings, the return of the Allies to Paris, etc. The reader is carried along with a sense of recent history from an insider point of view. Only one flaw- Casey's tendency towards flippancy somehow doesn't wear well in a retrospective collection.