From Vagabond to Journalist: Edgar Snow in Asia, 1928-1941 (Light on China )
At the age of nineteen Edgar Snow (1905-1972) left his native Kansas City to begin a career in advertising in New York. Four years later, impatient with the lack of recognition for his achievements, he broke from his advertising job to try the adventure of working and writing his way around the world. His journey stalled for thirteen years in Asia, where Snow came to be co...more
Hardcover, 472 pages
Published June 1st 1996 by University of Missouri
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Robert Farnsworth takes us on a different journey with Snow than other authors. He dissects the diaries and letters of Snow and his wife (and others, as available), and teases the fact from the occasionally conflated experiences that make for better stories in publisher's minds. Hearing about a dangerous and exciting life from a biographer decades later, one who examines dates and times with a strong lens, only adds to the sense of what it must have been like to be at the forefront of history. W...more