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Yes. You discussed that once before. I know Quentin Reynolds
was one of your big wartime authors. Tell about him.
Quentin Reynolds started his career like Westbrook Pegler
did: in the sports department, covering the Brooklyn Dodgers
and writing color stories. At the outbreak of the War, he was
sent to London. There it was discovered that he had a mellifluous
and beautiful voice. So they transformed him temporarily
into a star broadcaster. He was the man who broadcast
all of the big Nazi bombing raids of London.
Well, Edward Murrow did, too.
Quent worked with Murrow. Murrow gave the news. Quent
did the color stories. He was very warm and colorful and a
born optimist. It was very nice to hear Quent's reassuring
stories about how the English were holding out--which, indeed,
He became a hero in England because he brought hope to
people in his broadcasts. He was a very brave fellow. He
participated in the first abortive invasion of Dunkirk. The
invasion was repulsed, but what they were up to, of course,
was sounding out and planning for D-Day.
At the war's end, we published several more books by
Quent Reynolds, all very successful.
Then came a famous episode. Readers‘Digest dug up a
spine-tingling story about a Canadian named Dupre who had gone
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