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John Gunther (1901–1970)

Autor/a de Death Be Not Proud

65+ obres 4,772 Membres 62 Ressenyes 2 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys

Inclou aquests noms: J. Gunther, John Gunther, John Gunthers


Obres de John Gunther

Death Be Not Proud (1949) 2,421 exemplars
Alexander the Great (1953) 391 exemplars
Inside U.S.A (1947) 255 exemplars
Julius Caesar (1959) 250 exemplars
Inside Africa (1955) — Autor — 163 exemplars
Inside Russia today (1958) 159 exemplars
Inside Europe (1936) 157 exemplars
Inside South America (1967) 121 exemplars
Inside Asia (1939) 105 exemplars
Inside Latin America (1941) 96 exemplars
The Lost City (1964) 83 exemplars
Inside Europe Today (1961) 66 exemplars
Behind the Curtain (1943) 54 exemplars
Twelve Cities (1967) 44 exemplars
Jason and the Golden Fleece (1959) 41 exemplars
Procession (1965) 33 exemplars
D Day (1777) 31 exemplars
The Golden Fleece (1959) 15 exemplars
Meet South Africa (1957) 8 exemplars
Meet Soviet Russia 7 exemplars
Chicago Revisited (1967) 5 exemplars
Inside Asia 1942 War Edition (1942) 5 exemplars
The Troubled Midnight (1945) 5 exemplars
The Red Pavilion 4 exemplars
Lideres del siglo XX (1962) 3 exemplars
La Russia 2 exemplars
Visa pour l'europe (1962) 2 exemplars
So sehe ich Europa! 1 exemplars
Flight into conflict (1945) 1 exemplars
Europa av i dag 1 exemplars
Meet the Congo 1 exemplars
Jules César 1 exemplars
Eden for one 1 exemplars
O drama da Ásia 1 exemplars
O Drama da Europa 1 exemplars
Julius Ceasar (1959) 1 exemplars
The Indian Sign 1 exemplars
The Bright Nemesis (1963) 1 exemplars
The story of TVA 1 exemplars
La Ciudad perdida 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Fall of the Dynasties: The Collapse of the Old Order, 1905-1922 (1963) — Editor, algunes edicions361 exemplars
This Is My Best (1942) — Col·laborador — 186 exemplars
Secrets & Spies: Behind the Scenes Stories of World War II (1964) — Col·laborador — 178 exemplars
Yankee Nomad: A Photographic Odyssey (1966) — Introducció — 154 exemplars
Roundup: A Nebraska Reader (1957) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Gunther, John
Nom oficial
Gunther, John
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Lloc de defunció
New York, New York, USA
Llocs de residència
Chicago, Illinois, USA
University of Chicago
foreign correspondent
Gunther, Frances (ex-wife)
Chicago Daily News
Biografia breu
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.



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.
Huba.Library | Hi ha 36 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2023 |
Inspiring book of author's son who dies from cancer yet graduates from high school and completes other goals while suffering.
kslade | Hi ha 36 ressenyes més | 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.… (més)
crabbyabbe | Hi ha 36 ressenyes més | Nov 6, 2022 |
950 – Hist. Geral da Ásia, Oriente, Extremo Leste
rhaddad2 | Oct 5, 2021 |



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