SO IT SEEMED by William Chenery


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This adds quite well to the growing roster of personal histories by newsmen. With the truly disinterested attitude of the editor and reporter that he is, Chenery describes his life: boyhood in Virginia, college at Randolph Macon, days in Chicago's ""literary renaissance"" with Anderson, Sandburg, Hackett, editorship of Denver's Rocky Mountain News where he wrote his famous editorial ""The Massacre of the Innocents"" in objection to coal strike injustices, days in Washington and Paris as a member of President Wilson's Committee on Public Information, editing and publishing Collier's magazine. Intimate with the phases of the New Deal, with Roosevelt's advocacy of anti-neutrality, Chenery describes his own and surrounding views- the opinion that the New Deal was a socially devitalizing influence- that the U.S. was fortunate in Roosevelt's insistence on increased internationalism. His ending note is the description of the horrors of dictatorship that he observed on a trip to German concentration camps just before the end of the war. Pretty good stuff but it will probably be for the newsman's market however big it is.

Pub Date: March 6th, 1952
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace