The Press: Russian Journal

In London's Savoy Hotel, John Steinbeck overheard a Chicago Tribune man snort: "Capa, you have absolutely no integrity!" That wartime remark, says Steinbeck, "intrigued me—I was fascinated that anybody could get so low that a Chicago Tribune man could say such a thing. I investigated Capa, and I found out it was perfectly true." Photographer Robert Capa and Author Steinbeck became great friends.

Last March, in a Manhattan bar, they met again. Over two drinks they decided to go to Russia to record, not the political news, but the private life of private Russians....

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