Dangerous Company: Inside the World's Hottest Trouble Spots with a Pulitzer Prize-Winning War Correspondent

William Tuohy, Author
William Tuohy, Author William Morrow & Company $18.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-688-06794-6
Reviewed on: 06/26/1987
Release date: 07/01/1987
The author, Saigon bureau chief for Newsweek in the early 1960s, is currently Los Angeles Times bureau chief in Bonn. The subtitle accurately summarizes the contents of this entertaining memoir. Tuohy relates various adventures and misadventures in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and elsewhere, poking fun at himself occasionally, profiling colorful colleagues, describing the methods he uses to get his stories. Though he believes that ""war remains the most gripping subject of all,'' the peacetime passages of his book are of equal interest. He discusses such disparate matters as Lyndon Johnson's social and diplomatic coarseness, the gulf between correspondents in the field and editors at home, the Mafia in Sicily and Billy Wilder's theories on the making of movies. Despite the abundance of incidents, what most readers will remember is the author's ``romantic attachment to journalism that, however misguided, I have never lost.'' (August 18)
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