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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.
It's so odd to realize that if John Gunther, Jr were still alive, he'd be almost 85 years old. The young man so vividly portrayed in his father's elegant and moving memoir,... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Jill Meyer
Too over the top in his descriptions of his son's genius, character and perfection. The memoir is of course so sad. One cannot but ache for his loss. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Margaret E. McIlvoy
I read this book over 40 years ago in middle school and it the most powerful book I have ever read. It has stayed with me all these years and I have read thousands of books since... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michelle
Every few years I re-read "Death Be Not Proud," to renew my sense of just how excellent non-fiction writing can be. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Susan K. O'brien
I first read this book 46 years ago when I was in sixth grade. It changed me forever. I have re-read it at least three times since then and each time the impact is the same. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Marcia
I read this book in college. It has stayed with me through the years. With the recent news of Lauren Hill and Brittany Maynard I thought of this book and wondered how it held up... Read morePublished 7 months ago by barbara k davis