Combat Correspondents: The Baltimore Sun in World War II by Joseph R.L. Sterne

Joseph R.L Sterne's account of The Baltimore Sun's World War II correspondents is a fabulous, fascinating book that showcases an era when the Sun could cover a global event and be a major player in American journalism, while also considering the different nature of wartime reporting during this current era of constant media attention on America's military actions. But for working journalists, the stories of the Sun's reporters-such as Holbrook Bradley, Price Day, Lee McCardell, and Mark Watson-elicit a huge wallop of professional envy. Watson alone is a titan: He fought in WWI, and when WWII came rolling around he got attached to a unit that went from North Africa to Sicily and Rome, and then headed over to the Western front-when he was in his 50s.

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