The Press: Barbara Abroad

Editor Geoffrey Crowther of London's influential Economist had confidently sent a girl to do a man's job. He told Barbara Ward to spend a couple of months in the U.S., find out what was on the U.S. mind, and then write a series about it. Brisk and brilliant Barbara Ward, who at 32 is a kind of younger, softer-voiced, English edition of Dorothy Thompson, went at it in a big way. Her research project turned into a coast-to-coast lecture tour, with radio dates and extra speeches thrown in. She gave as many interviews as...

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