Again available in paperback is Eric Sevareid's widely acclaimed Not So Wild a Dream. In this brilliant first-person account of a young journalist's experience during World War II, Sevareid records both the events of the war and the development of journalistic strategies for covering international affairs. He also recalls vividly his own youth in North Dakota, his decision to study journalism, and his early involvement in radio reporting during the beginnings of World War II.
Eric Sevareid (1912-1992) began his illustrious journalistic career at the age of nineteen as a copyboy. He moved steadily up the career ladder, becoming first a reporter for the Minneapolis Star, then city editor for the Paris edition of the New York Herald Tribune, before serving as the night editor for UPI in Paris. In 1939, he began his career with Columbia Broadcasting System as a European war correspondent. After the war, he continued working for CBS as a national correspondent and visited the homes of millions of Americans nightly until his retirement in 1977.