Journals Higher Education

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12 November 2010

256 Pages | 24 b&w illus.

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823233014


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Between the Bylines

A Father's Legacy

Susan E. Wiant and Foreword by Walter Cronkite

A Fordham University Press Publication

Thobrun H. Toby Wiant was a fighter from an early age, and words were his weapons of choice. During World War II, he fought to scoop stories from rival reporters on the front lines as an Associated Press war correspondent. In chronicling the war from the China-Burma-India and European theaters of operation, he skillfully reported the battles of an all-too-real war while often in personal peril. In letters to his parents he revealed his personal reactions to the war. In this remarkable book, his daughter brings together Wiant's printed articles and his private letters. With her aid, we view the war through his eyes as we watch a scrappy boy grow into manhood and an eager cub reporter develop into a seasoned war correspondent.

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