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News of Paris: American Journalists in the City of Light Between the Wars
 
 
Author
Ronald Weber.
Publisher Ivan R. Dee  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.75 x 5.6 x 1 inches
ISBN 9781566637329
Pages/Publication Date 333/2006
Daedalus Item Code 21964
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"[Ronald] Weber offers an entertaining overview of expatriate journalists in Paris during the glory years, chronicling everything from deadline desperation to clandestine affairs. The New York Herald's Paris edition began in 1887, and as Paris became more American, the Paris Herald followed suit. Managing editor Eric Hawkins felt his paper was 'an incubator for the most colorful, competent and sometimes crazy newspapermen that ever populated a city room.' More 'newsroom high jinks' took place at the competing Paris Tribune, and the two papers merged in 1934. Weber's scholarly skills (he's professor emeritus of American studies at Notre Dame) recapture that long-lost generation of writers, not just the usual suspects (Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Janet Flanner, Henry Miller) but a parade of foreign correspondents, culture columnists, magazine freelancers (for The Boulevardier and Paris Comet), poets and novelists. As women reporters emerged, Mary Knight became a contemporary Nellie Bly for United Press after disguising herself as a man to witness a guillotining. Faces frozen in the book's eight pages of black and white photos become animated in this superb history, thanks to Weber's fluid, detailed writing and flair for breezy anecdotes."—Publishers Weekly
 
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