By Cheryl Heckler
Idealistic American Edmund Stevens arrived in Moscow in 1934 to do his half for the development of foreign Communism. His task writing propaganda resulted in an unintended occupation in journalism and an eventual Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for his uncensored descriptions of Stalin s purges. The longest-serving American-born correspondent operating from in the Soviet Union, Stevens begun his journalism profession reporting at the Russo-Finnish warfare in 1939 and was once the Christian technology display screen s first guy within the box to hide battling in global battle II. He said at the Italian invasion of Greece, participated in Churchill s Moscow assembly with Stalin as a employees translator, and special himself as a correspondent with the British military in North Africa. Drawing on Stevens s memoirs in addition to his articles and correspondence, Heckler sheds new gentle on either the general public and the personal Stevens, portraying a reporter adapting to new roles and situations with a ability that reporters this present day may well good emulate.
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A compelling contrast between what Stevens chose to examine in his memoirs and his unique role in journalism history. For example, Stevens wrote briefly about his time in Bucharest in January 1941. If reading only his memoirs, one would not understand the greater significance of his time there: Stevens witnessed the brutal crushing of the Iron Guard by General Ion Antonescu’s army. 3. An understanding of how certain events affected him personally. His coverage of the Kharkov hanging demonstrated sympathy for the Ukrainians who had endured the horrors of the Wassen SS and who then hanged some of the Nazi soldiers after the city was liberated.
The longtime Moscow correspondent of the London Daily Telegraph, Alfred Cholerton, quipped that the best definition of a “reactionary” was someone who could not distinguish the Palace of the Soviets from a hole in the ground. Kaganovich’s “reconstruction” included the destruction of more than four hundred historic landmarks, among them the Strastnoi, Sretensky, Nikitsky, and Krestovo medieval monasteries and the Sukharev Tower, where Peter the Great was crowned. He also razed most of the medieval wall around the old city and uprooted the tall trees and lush greenery in what is wistfully called “Sadovoye Koltso” (Garden Circle), which once ringed the Moscow city limits.
When, as occasionally happened, a bather drowned, religious babushkas said it was God’s wrath. The longtime Moscow correspondent of the London Daily Telegraph, Alfred Cholerton, quipped that the best definition of a “reactionary” was someone who could not distinguish the Palace of the Soviets from a hole in the ground. Kaganovich’s “reconstruction” included the destruction of more than four hundred historic landmarks, among them the Strastnoi, Sretensky, Nikitsky, and Krestovo medieval monasteries and the Sukharev Tower, where Peter the Great was crowned.
An Accidental Journalist: The Adventures of Edmund Stevens, 1934-1945 by Cheryl Heckler