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By John Darnton

ISBN-10: 0307595242

ISBN-13: 9780307595249

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and best-selling writer: a fantastically crafted memoir of his lifelong chase after his father’s shadow.

John was once 11 months outdated whilst his father, Barney Darnton—a struggle correspondent for The long island Times—was killed in international struggle II, yet his absence left a extra profound imprint at the kin than any residing father can have. John’s mom, a well known Times reporter and editor, attempted to maintain alive the dream of elevating her sons in excellent atmosphere. whilst that proved very unlikely, she collapsed emotionally and bodily. yet alongside the best way she created the sort of robust delusion of the father-hero who gave his lifestyles for his relations, state, and the fourth property that John his footsteps into an analogous newsroom.

Decades after his father’s dying, John and his brother, the historian Robert Darnton, begun digging into the prior to discover the reality approximately their mom and dad. to find who the real-life Barney Darnton was—and partially who he himself is—John delves into turn-of-the-century farm lifestyles in Michigan, the anything-goes Jazz Age in Greenwich Village, the lives of hard-drinking conflict correspondents within the Pacific theater, and the nervous loneliness of the McCarthy years in Washington, D.C. He ends his quest on a seashore in Papua New Guinea, the place he learns approximately his father’s final moments from an elderly villager who by no means forgot what he observed sixty-five years previous.

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