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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, they were.

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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