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John Gunther (1901–1970)

Autor(a) de Death Be Not Proud

44+ Works 4,853 Membros 62 Críticas 2 Favorited

About the Author

Born in Chicago, John Gunther began a career in journalism in 1922 as a reporter for the Chicago Daily News. A war correspondent during World War II, Gunther later devoted all his time to writing and is famous for his Inside books. Following his fourth visit to Russia in 1956, he presented mostrar mais important as well as trivial facts in Inside Russia Today (1958). "The greatest service Mr. Gunther has done is to bring Russia down to a level we can all understand and talk and argue about" (N.Y. Times). In 1958 he received the Geographic Society of Chicago Publication Award for his Inside books. Unfortunately, Inside U.S.A. (1951) is out of print. Gunther wrote several biographies and a deeply moving account of the death of his young son of a brain tumor, Death Be Not Proud (1949). His Procession (1965) is a group of sketches of international political figures drawn from his Inside books and from articles. Inside Australia (1972), completed and edited by William Forbis, was published posthumously. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por John Gunther

Death Be Not Proud (1949) 2,466 exemplares
Alexander the Great (1953) 404 exemplares
Julius Caesar (1959) 258 exemplares
Inside U.S.A (1947) 258 exemplares
Inside Africa (1955) — Autor — 165 exemplares
Inside Russia Today (1958) 161 exemplares
Inside Europe (1936) 160 exemplares
Inside South America (1967) 122 exemplares
Inside Asia (1939) 115 exemplares
Inside Latin America (1941) 98 exemplares
The Lost City (1964) 84 exemplares
Inside Europe Today (1961) 71 exemplares
Jason and the Golden Fleece (1959) 57 exemplares
Behind the Curtain (1943) 53 exemplares

Associated Works

The Fall of the Dynasties: The Collapse of the Old Order, 1905-1922 (1963) — Editor, algumas edições364 exemplares
This Is My Best (1942) — Contribuidor — 188 exemplares
Secrets & Spies: Behind the Scenes Stories of World War II (1964) — Contribuidor — 184 exemplares
Yankee Nomad: A Photographic Odyssey (1966) — Introdução — 155 exemplares
Roundup: A Nebraska Reader (1957) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Reader's Digest Teen-Age Treasury: Four Volumes (1957) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Wide World (1957) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Gunther, John
Nome legal
Gunther, John
Data de nascimento
1901-08-30
Data de falecimento
1970-05-29
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Local de falecimento
New York, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Educação
University of Chicago
Ocupações
journalist
foreign correspondent
Relações
Gunther, Frances (ex-wife)
Organizações
Chicago Daily News

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John Gunther (August 30, 1901 – May 29, 1970) was an American journalist and author whose success came primarily in the 1940s and 1950s with a series of popular sociopolitical works known as the "Inside" books. He is best known today for the memoir Death Be Not Proud about the death of his teenage son, Johnny Gunther, from a brain tumor.

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Deeply moving, true story relates a father's recollection of his son's courageous and spirited battle against the brain tumor that would take his life at the age of seventeen.
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Huba.Library | 36 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2023 |
Inspiring book of author's son who dies from cancer yet graduates from high school and completes other goals while suffering.
 
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kslade | 36 outras críticas | Dec 8, 2022 |
Gut-heartwrenchingly moving. I tried reading this years ago but couldn't get into the way Gunther told the story––too erudite for me at the time. I guess I've matured because I rolled through this in one day. I couldn't put it down. I was intrigued by the 1940s dialogue and history and medicine capability at that time, but I was thoroughly enchanted with Johnny and his heroic quest just to live. The reminder of how precious life is sometimes can sound so trite, but put forth in this memoir of a 17-year-old who had the zen of life to end each day with "What a great day, Mom"––even if his brain had just been opened up again for drainage––brought me to my knees. When I'm having a bad day, I will think of this young, brave man and try to follow his example every day of my life.… (mais)
 
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crabbyabbe | 36 outras críticas | Nov 6, 2022 |
950 – Hist. Geral da Ásia, Oriente, Extremo Leste
 
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Estatísticas

Obras
44
Also by
10
Membros
4,853
Popularidade
#5,175
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
62
ISBN
70
Línguas
1
Marcado como favorito
2

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