John Gunther

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John Gunther (August 30, 1901 – May 29, 1970) was an American journalist and author whose success came primarily in the 1940s and 1950s with a series of popular sociopolitical works known as the "Inside" books. He is best known today for the memoir Death Be Not Proud about the death of his teenage son, Johnny Gunther, from a brain tumor.

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  • [Chicago] is the greatest and most typically American of all cities. New York is bigger and more spectacular and can outmatch it in other superlatives, but it is a "world" city, more European in some ...
    John Gunther (1901-1970), U.S. journalist. Inside U.S.A., ch. 23, Harper (1947).
  • ''Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea.''
    John Gunther (1901-1970), U.S. journalist. Inside USA, foreword (1947).
  • ''If a man's from Texas, he'll tell you. If he's not, why embarrass him by asking?''
    John Gunther (1901-1970), U.S. journalist. Quoted in, "Some Texas Jokes," ch. 47, Inside U.S.A. (1947).
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