Books: Reporter's Return

NOT PEACE BUT A SWORD—Vincent Sheean—Doubleday, Doran ($2.75).

A sound reporter keeps his private opinions out of his copy. James Vincent Sheean was once such a reporter. In Personal History he chronicled the stages by which he went on to become a crack foreign correspondent, began to take sides violently, learned that he was "no longer a newspaper man." But Ex-Reporter Sheean made an even better living by writing slick-paper magazine stories, historical novels with up-to-date political implications, touring the U. S. lecture circuit. Last year he turned to personalized history again. Not Peace but a Sword, his firsthand account of that...

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