John Gunther


Born
in North Side, Chicago, Illinois, The United States
August 30, 1901

Died
May 29, 1970

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John Gunther was one of the best known and most admired journalists of his day, and his series of "Inside" books, starting with Inside Europe in 1936, were immensely popular profiles of the major world powers. One critic noted that it was Gunther's special gift to "unite the best qualities of the newspaperman and the historian." It was a gift that readers responded to enthusiastically. The "Inside" books sold 3,500,000 copies over a period of thirty years.

While publicly a bon vivant and modest celebrity, Gunther in his private life suffered disappointment and tragedy. He and Frances Fineman, whom he married in 1927, had a daughter who died four months after her birth in 1929. The Gunthers divorced in 1944. In 1947, their beloved son Johnny
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Average rating: 3.83 · 12,066 ratings · 753 reviews · 43 distinct worksSimilar authors
Death Be Not Proud

3.83 avg rating — 11,425 ratings — published 1949 — 28 editions
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Alexander the Great

3.75 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 1953 — 3 editions
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Julius Caesar

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4.05 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1959
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Inside Europe

4.09 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1933 — 4 editions
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Inside U.S.A

3.79 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 1947 — 5 editions
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Inside Russia Today

3.84 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1958 — 6 editions
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Inside Africa

3.81 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1955 — 6 editions
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Inside South America

3.88 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1967 — 4 editions
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Inside Asia

3.69 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1939 — 6 editions
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The Lost City

3.38 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1964 — 5 editions
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“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. ”
John Gunther

“What is life? It departs covertly. Like a thief Death took him.”
John Gunther, Death Be Not Proud

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John Gunther, Inside Asia

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