Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-0-8108-8906-4 • Hardback • February 2014 • $131.00 • (£101.00)
978-0-8108-8907-1 • eBook • February 2014 • $124.50 • (£96.00)
For thirty-five years, Terry Fred Horowitz ran his own architectural firm. During that time, he earned additional degrees in history from the University of Maryland and a master’s in congressional studies from Catholic University. He subsequently began a second career as an author, historian, biographer, and journalist.
Chapter 1: Growing pains in Illinois
Chapter 2: You’re in the Navy now!
Chapter 3: “Tekla”: College bound and out to walk a beat
Chapter 4: First scoops: “Sunny” side up
Chapter 5: Exposing Capone and paying the price
Chapter 6: Archer aping Robert: Robert marrying Eda
Chapter 7: Who gets the credit?
Chapter 8: “How they gonna keep him down on the farm?
Chapter 9: A.P. war correspondent: Saving a Jewish family
Chapter 10: Escaping the Nazis: Strafing and shrapnel
Chapter 11: From the Land of Silent People
Chapter 12: Broadcasting during The Blitz: It’s Always Tomorrow: D-Day: “Golden Voice of Radio”
Chapter 13: Getting Truman to play the piano: First to announce end of war
Chapter 14: NBC wields the axe: Robert takes a mistress
Chapter 15: The Silent People Speak and so does Robert: “All American Award”
Chapter 16: Seduced by Israel: Shalom Means Peace: Begin and the Irgun
Chapter 17: “Believe it or Not”, Red Channels says Robert has communistic leanings: Tongue of the Prophets
Chapter 18: Apartheid in Africa: Witch doctor’s potion deadens ear
Chapter 19: This Was My World: Passport taken away; Archer commits suicide; “You’ve had your pound of flesh:”
Chapter 20: In need of some friends: Grand jury
Chapter 21: Ben-Gurion’s “goyisha friend”: Nasser’s The Boss
Chapter 22: Eichmann trial: JFK meets de Gaulle and Khrushchev
Chapter 23: Three books in one year -- Israel LIFE World Library – They Came from Everywhere–The Man Who Played God
Chapter 24: “Gosh” a new “Career”: R&R
Chapter 25: Roll Jordan Roll
Chapter 26: The World Book Encyclopedia: Opposes Vietnam war: Encyclopedia of Radio and Television Broadcasting: Six Day War
Chapter 27: Is there any justice? Jews Justice and Judaism
Chapter 28: Once Around Lightly – South America More or Less
Chapter 29: Abba was I ere I saw Abba
Chapter 30: Yom Kippur War: Freedom of Information from the CIA, FBI and State Department
Chapter 31: Dean of war correspondents: Despite the Witches: “Righteous Gentile”: One hundred years
About the Author
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 in search of breaking news long before the onset of 24-hour news cycles — in an era in which some of the most incisive reporting was done by lone wolf, on-the-ground freelance writers who, in search of an unfolding scoop, were frequently required to dip into their own pockets for international airfare.
— Baltimore Jewish Times