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Merchant of words : the life of Robert St. John

Author: Terry Fred Horowitz
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Robert St John; Robert St John; Robert St John
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Fred Horowitz
ISBN: 9780810889064 0810889064
OCLC Number: 861955588
Description: xvi, 414 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Growing pains in Illinois --
You're in the Navy now! --
"Tekla" : college bound and out to walk a beat --
First scoops : "Sunny" side up --
Exposing Capone and paying the price --
Archer aping Robert : Robert marrying Eda --
Who gets the credit? --
"How they gonna keep him down on the farm?" --
A.P. war correspondent : saving a Jewish family --
Escaping the Nazis : strafing and shrapnel --
From the land of silent people --
Broadcasting during the Blitz : it's always tomorrow : D-Day : "Golden voice of radio" --
Getting Truman to play the piano : first to announce end of war --
NBC wields the axe : Robert takes a mistress --
The silent people speak and so does Robert : "All American Award" --
Seduced by Israel : Shalom means Peace : Begin and the Irgun --
"Believe it or not" : Red Channels says Robert has communistic leanings : tongue of the prophets --
Apartheid in Africa : witch doctor's potion deadens ear --
This was my world : passport taken away : Archer commits suicide : "You've had your pound of flesh" --
In need of some friends : grand jury --
Ben-Gurion's "Goyisha friend" : Nasser's the boss --
Eichmann trial : JFK meets De Gaulle and Khrushchev --
Three books in one year --
Israel Life World Library : they came from everywhere : the man who played God --
"Gosh, a new career" : R&R --
Roll Jordan roll --
The World Book Encyclopedia : opposes Vietnam War : Encyclopedia of Radio and Television Broadcasting : Six Day War --
Is there any justice? : Jews, justice and Judaism --
Once around lightly : South america more or less --
Abba was I ere I saw Abba --
Yom Kippur War : freedom of information from the CIA, FBI, and State Department --
Dean of war correspondents : despite the witches : "Righteous Gentile" : one hundred years --
Postscript --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Terry Fred Horowitz.

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Terry Fred Horowitz has written one of the most riveting and entertaining books of an unsung giant of American journalism, Robert St. John. For more than half a century, St. John traveled the world Read more...

 
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