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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A mythical NEWSPAPERMAN who's NAMED CLAUD COCKBURN (pronounced Coburn) and who has been known as many stuff (most of the said abusively) through recognized personages around the world for 1 / 4 of a century.

For a few years prior to international conflict II he used to be the diplomatic correspondent of the (London) “Daily Worker.” For much more years he used to be a overseas correspondent of “The occasions” (also of London).

He based and wrote “The Week,” a mimeographed anti-Fascist periodical which he says “was definitely the nastiest-looking little bit of paintings that ever dropped onto a breakfast table.” It all started with seven subscribers and in years numbered between its readers lots of the diplomats of Europe, many bankers and senators, Charlie Chaplin, King Edward VIII and the Nizam of Hyderabad.

Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin as soon as indexed him as one of many 269 most deadly Reds alive. within the related week, a Czech Communist named Otto Katz used to be hanged in Prague after confessing that he were recruited to the reason for anti-Communism by way of Colonel Cockburn of the British Intelligence Service.

Here is what the guy himself says approximately how humorous, how tragic and the way interesting he chanced on existence in London, Berlin, ny and Washington within the years among global wars. a few of these tales have seemed in “Punch,” yet this can be a whole textual content of what the writer has thus far written down approximately himself and his legend. it really is choked with wit, and irreverence, and magnificent joyfulness. it's a little just like the glass of champagne the writer discovered to understand in “the little second which continues to be among the difficulty and the catastrophe.”

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