By John Darnton
From the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and best-selling writer: a fantastically crafted memoir of his lifelong chase after his father’s shadow.
John used to be 11 months previous whilst his father, Barney Darnton—a battle correspondent for The manhattan Times—was killed in international struggle II, yet his absence left a extra profound imprint at the kin than any residing father can have. John’s mom, a widely known Times reporter and editor, attempted to maintain alive the dream of elevating her sons in excellent atmosphere. whilst that proved most unlikely, she collapsed emotionally and bodily. yet alongside the way in which she created any such strong delusion of the father-hero who gave his lifestyles for his kinfolk, nation, and the fourth property that John his footsteps into an analogous newsroom.
Decades after his father’s demise, John and his brother, the historian Robert Darnton, all started digging into the prior to discover the reality approximately their mom and dad. to find who the real-life Barney Darnton was—and partly who he himself is—John delves into turn-of-the-century farm existence in Michigan, the anything-goes Jazz Age in Greenwich Village, the lives of hard-drinking struggle correspondents within the Pacific theater, and the worried loneliness of the McCarthy years in Washington, D.C. He ends his quest on a seashore in Papua New Guinea, the place he learns approximately his father’s final moments from an elderly villager who by no means forgot what he observed sixty-five years previous.
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