Winner of the 2003 Oregon Book Award for General Nonfiction
Synopses & Reviews
Dispatches and Dictators uncovers the fascinating story of Ralph Barnes, the New York Herald TribuneM's European correspondent, who served in Paris, Rome, Moscow, Berlin, and London throughout the 1930s. Barnes has been praised by colleagues and competitors alike as one of the best reporters of that pivotal era. But since his death in the 1940 crash of a British bomber in Yugoslavia, he has been largely forgotten.
From Mussolini's Italy, Stalin's Russia, and Hitler's Germany, Oregon native Ralph Barnes reported firsthand on the events of the 1930s for readers of the New York Herald Tribune. Barbara Mahoney's biography chronicles Barnes's short life and brilliant career and provides insights into the events leading to World War II.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 294-298) and index.