Books: Snapshots

DELCORSO'S GALLERY by Philip Caputo; Holt, Rinehart &

Winston; 352 pages; $15.95

The home office of International Press Service is clamoring for a "roser." It is, the Beirut bureau chief explains, "the radio equivalent of bang-bang, an on-scene report, the purpose of which is to give our listening audience a few thrills while they're driving home on the expressway." But the old pro has had it; his competitive edge is dull from too many wars, too many silly requests and perfunctory atta-boys on the wire. Besides, the Lebanese capital in the mid-'70s is the most...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!