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John Gunther (1901-1970) was one of the best known and most admired journalists of his day. The author of the immensely popular Inside books—a series of profiles of major world powers, beginning with Inside Europe, published in 1936—he was born on the north side of Chicago and died on May 29, 1970.
John Gunther is a very talented writer. He painted a wonderful picture of his son and his extraordinary character, while conveying the heartbreak and torture of brain cancer. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Doug Brown
Read this book as a teenager and decided to read it again. Excellent book.Published 26 days ago by Happy Reader
Apart from being a beautifully written memoir, this book taught me a great deal about appreciating life in the day-to-day. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Samuel C. Pence
This is one of my favorite books. I read it the first time in 9th grade. It moved me then and it moves me now. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Thal
This book was brought to me by my now deceased grandfather more than 30 years ago. He was a fan of John Gunther Sr., and was deeply touched by John Jr. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I had to read this book and do a report in school in the '90s. I absolutely loved this book and enjoyed reading it. I lost the one I had in school so I had to get this book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Terry Williams
I first read this book when I was in grade school, and enjoyed it then. I decided to purchase it and re-read it because my own father died of glioblastoma. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bonnie Jackson
I think this is the saddest book I have ever read. The fact that it is so well written only increases the emotional impact. John Gunther, Jr. Read morePublished 5 months ago by MoseyOn