The Reporter's Trade

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The Reporter's Trade

By Joseph and Stewart Alsop
Reynal, 1958
377 pp. $5.00
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For a dozen years after the Second World War the newspaper column of the Alsop brothers was one of the most important providers of information and molders of opinion in American journalism. Now, after the affable dissolution of the partnership, the two men give a most interesting account of their activities as legmen, commentators and, not infrequently, Cassandras. While at times they have been, in their lambasting of all administrations, overly alarmist, their sense of continuing crisis certainly corresponds to the times in which they have been writing.

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