In This Review

20th Century Journey: A Native's Return, 1945-1988
20th Century Journey: A Native's Return, 1945-1988
By William L. Shirer
Little, Brown, 1990, 484 pp

This is the concluding volume of a great American journalist's autobiography. Shirer, even when down and out during the abhorrent McCarthy years, never lost his independence and his dedication to quality produced by hard work. The long account of the writing of the monumental Rise and Fall of the Third Reich is especially good.