No, the rebel is not the former chief correspondent of The New York Times. It is Milovan Djilas, the colleague of Tito who became Yugoslavia's most famous dissident. Sulzberger, an admirer and friend of Djilas in those later years, honors him as a man, a fellow fisherman, a political philosopher and a writer. The book consists of snippets from Djilas's writings and from his conversations with the author, with considerable repetition of the main points. It is a sincere tribute to an extraordinary man.