Beachhead Don: Reporting the War from the European Theater: 1942-1945 by Don WhiteheadBeachhead Don: Reporting the War from the European Theater: 1942-1945 by Don Whitehead

Beachhead Don: Reporting the War from the European Theater: 1942-1945

byDon WhiteheadEditorJohn B. Romeiser

Hardcover | October 1, 2004

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Winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, Don Whitehead delivered battlefield dispatches that were classics of frontline reporting. One of the legendary reporters of World War II, Whitehead covered almost every important Allied invasion and campaign in Europe-from landings in Sicily, Salerno, and Anzio on the Italian front to Normandy, where he went ashore with the First Army Division. Writing for the Associated Press, he covered the brutal beachhead fighting and followed the Allied sweep to victory across France, Belgium, and Germany. Daring, valiant, and fearless, "Beachhead Don" was one of sixteen correspondents awarded the Medal of Freedom by Harry S Truman.Collected here for the first time, his dispatches are classics of war journalism. This book, long overdue, will help a new generation discover Whitehead's vivid, powerful, and unforgettable stories of men at war. John Romeiser provides a richly detailed introduction and background to the man, his work, and his world.
Don Whitehead was born in 1908 in the coal country of Virginia and graduated from the University of Kentucky, later joining the Associated Press as a reporter in Tennessee. He was sent overseas by AP in 1942 to cover the British Army's drive against Erwin Rommel's tanks in North Africa. He later worked for the New York Herald Tribune a...
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Title:Beachhead Don: Reporting the War from the European Theater: 1942-1945Format:HardcoverDimensions:380 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0.01 inPublished:October 1, 2004Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0823224120

ISBN - 13:9780823224128

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"...Beachhead Don... not only provides a view of the war from the perspective of the frontline soldiers, but also highlights the great change that has overtaken journalism since the advent of television."