by Robert J. Casey
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Robert Casey belonged to the generation of foreign correspondents who outdid Hollywood in their adventures. Cited for bravery in World War I, he then spent twenty-seven years as a columnist for the Chicago Daily News. His search for stories took him to Indochina and Cuba, the Pitcairn Islands and London during the Blitz, the D-Day invasion, and the liberation of Paris. Widely admired for his prose style and facility for anecdote, he had a particular fondness for this volume. His papers are at the Newberry Library in Chicago, waiting for what could be an exciting biography.