The memoirs of American journalist Joseph Alsop, which recount his service in China in World War II, his friendships with Presidents Kennedy and Roosevelt, the rise and fall of Joe McCarthy, and provide sketches of such influential leaders as Charles de Gaulle and General Joseph Stilwell.
Joe Alsop was the most influential and accomplished journalist of his time. From the New Deal until 1974 he reported American politics, the best years ending with the collapse of resolve in Vietnam. In his opinionated, anecdotal style Alsop describes his friendships with Roosevelt and Kennedy, the rise and fall of McCarthy, and the ways of Washington. Photographs.
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