Download An Accidental Journalist: The Adventures of Edmund Stevens, by Cheryl Heckler PDF

By Cheryl Heckler

Idealistic American Edmund Stevens arrived in Moscow in 1934 to do his half for the development of foreign Communism. His task writing propaganda ended in an unintended occupation in journalism and an eventual Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for his uncensored descriptions of Stalin s purges. The longest-serving American-born correspondent operating from in the Soviet Union, Stevens started his journalism occupation reporting at the Russo-Finnish conflict in 1939 and used to be the Christian technological know-how computer screen s first guy within the box to hide battling in international conflict II. He said at the Italian invasion of Greece, participated in Churchill s Moscow assembly with Stalin as a employees translator, and exceptional himself as a correspondent with the British military in North Africa. Drawing on Stevens s memoirs in addition to his articles and correspondence, Heckler sheds new mild on either the general public and the non-public Stevens, portraying a reporter adapting to new roles and conditions with a ability that reporters this day may good emulate.

Show description

Read or Download An Accidental Journalist: The Adventures of Edmund Stevens, 1934-1945 PDF

Best professionals & academics books

The Family Letters of Louis D. Brandeis

E-book by way of Brandeis, Louis Dembitz

Spinoza: A Life

Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) used to be essentially the most vital philosophers of all time; he used to be additionally arguably the main radical and debatable. This was once the 1st entire biography of Spinoza in any language and relies on specific archival study. greater than easily recounting the tale of Spinoza's lifestyles, the publication takes the reader correct into the guts of Jewish Amsterdam within the 17th century and, with Spinoza's exile from Judaism, correct into the midst of the tumultuous political, social, highbrow and spiritual international of the younger Dutch Republic.

Deleuze (Key Contemporary Thinkers)

This publication presents a transparent and concise advent to the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. It analyses his key theoretical options, similar to distinction and the physique with no organs, and covers the entire various parts of his notion, together with metaphysics, the background of philosophy, psychoanalysis, political idea, the philosophy of the social sciences and aesthetics.

Lies, Lust and Love Over Lunch: A Matchmaker's Lessons of Rhythm and Blues

In Lies, Lust and Love Over Lunch, Krista White stocks with you the valuable knowledge she has attained over years of being a profitable matchmaker. courting may be an unpredictable thing—it could be a actually tremendous adventure, or it could actually simply become an ungainly, ungraceful adventure for either events if it takes a incorrect flip.

Additional info for An Accidental Journalist: The Adventures of Edmund Stevens, 1934-1945

Sample text

About five years my senior, Leo volunteered to fight in Spain, and I never again heard from him. Frankly, I assume he died on some Spanish battlefield. Another friend, who probably shared his fate, was a young Englishman, Harry Scott, also a member of the English section staff in those early years. Not many of those who went to help the Spanish Republic were to survive unscathed. Most tragic was the fate of brilliant journalist Mikhail Koltsov. He covered the Spanish Civil War for Pravda. After his return in 1938, he was first honored by being elected to the RSFSR Supreme Soviet and made associate member of the Academy of Sciences.

She proudly recalled the occasions when she had served Krupskaya, Lenin’s widow, who even thanked her by name. It was Nina who brought the family from Orenburg to Moscow and wangled them a place to live. Like the vast majority of Moscow residents at that time, the five of them had a single room in a communal flat so small that two of her brothers had to sleep under the dining table. 11 • • • In her unpublished memoirs, Nina recorded her initial impression of her future husband: He surprised me, by being the opposite of what most Russians expected an American to be.

But early in 1949 we suddenly discovered that we were constantly being spied upon. Whenever someone entered or left the garden gate in front of our onestory log house a curtain in a window opposite was raised slightly. Young men, too well dressed for loiterers, lounged on nearby corners or strolled back and forth outside. Friends who dropped in were followed home, and in due course called in for questioning. Our next-door neighbors, too, were grilled, and though we had known them for years, they took to avoiding us utterly.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.14 of 5 – based on 13 votes