The Press: Thomas' Press

Twenty years ago Lowell Thomas was professor of oratory at Chicago's Kent College of Law. Ever since, he has been bustling about the earth, writing and talking profusely about what he has seen and heard. His gaddings took him through the War zones, to Palestine and Arabia, to the Peace Conference, to India with the Prince of Wales, through 5,000 miles of the first Army round-the-world flight (1924). His 20-odd books range geographically from With Lawrence in Arabia to Kabluk of the Eskimo.

Currently Lowell Thomas is best known as a radio commentator employed...