Virginia Cowles Looking for Trouble

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Looking for Trouble

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First published in June 1941, the original hardback blurb is worth quoting. 'Miss Virginia Cowles has modestly entitled this account of four years as a roving journalist ''Looking for Trouble''. Never was a search more amply rewarded. She has found trouble in Spain - behind the barricades in Madrid, and among the polyglot armies of General Franco. She has found in Russia, in Germany, in Czecho-Slovakia at the time of Munich, in Roumania during the Polish war, in Finland throughout the Finnish war, In Italy during the ''lull'', in Paris a few hours before the Germans moved in, in London during the ''blitz''. Whether this is a world's record in successful trouble-hunting her publishers do not presume to say.' The question must still be left unanswered but it is unlikely that any other journalist in the five crucial years from 1935 to 1940 was so often in the right place at the right time. Anne Sebba devotes a chapter to Virginia Cowles in her Battling for News (also Faber Finds) and writes, 'For Virginia getting to the top man in any situation was both important in itself and valuable for smoothing her path whenever she might need help.' In short, she was blessed with the sort of chutzpah that could secure an interview with Mussolini (browbeating and insecure at the same time) and make sure she was on the last plane in or out of the latest hotspot.

To return to the original blurb, 'It is Miss Cowles' outstanding merit that she is magnificently capable of writing a book. Her journalist's eye never fails her; her lucid, human, humorous style is never at a loss. This is a book to which the old cliche 'never a dull line' can be honestly applied. It is as good a first-hand account of the mad world of Hitler's Europe as is ever likely to come off the printing press. And there is something oddly fitting and perhaps prophetic, in the fact that a woman should have written it.'

Looking for Trouble is a tour de force fully deserving to be reissued on the 100th anniversary of the author's birth.

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About the Author:

Virginia Cowles (1910-1983) was an author and journalist. Born in Vermont, USA she became a well-known journalist in the 1930s with her columns appearing on both sides of the Atlantic. Her autobiography, Looking for Trouble (Faber Finds) covers with brio her reporting of the main events between 1935 and 1940. During the Second World War she covered the Italian campaign, the liberation of Paris, and the Allied invasion of Germany. In 1945 she married the politician and writer Aidan Crawley. She wrote many biographies including Winston Churchill; the Era and the Man and Edward V11 and His Circle. In his memorial address, Nigel Nicolson recalled the first time he met her, 'her appearance was doubly startling: that she should be there at all at so critical a moment; and that she was the most beautiful young woman on whom, until then, I had ever set my eyes.'

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Descripción FABER FABER, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Main. Language: English . Brand New Book. First published in June 1941, Looking for Trouble is the tour de force testimony of an American debutante who became a roving war correspondent noted for her bravery and perceptiveness. Virginia Cowles went looking for trouble, and did she find it.While covering the Spanish Civil War, she had only to arrive in Valencia for the first bombs to fall there.Attending the 1938 party congress in Nuremberg, she was terrified by the frenzy of adulation for Hitler . (Daily Mail). She was in Berlin the day Germany launched its attack on Poland, in Helsinki as the Russians invaded Finland, and she reached Paris when the Germans were just 17 miles from the city.It was war reporting of a long gone era, when journalists were not embedded but ranged freely.Looking for Trouble is a reminder of how excellent a reporter [Cowles] was . (Caroline Moorhead, Spectator). Nº de ref. de la librería AAW9780571270910

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Descripción FABER FABER, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Main. Language: English . Brand New Book. First published in June 1941, Looking for Trouble is the tour de force testimony of an American debutante who became a roving war correspondent noted for her bravery and perceptiveness. Virginia Cowles went looking for trouble, and did she find it.While covering the Spanish Civil War, she had only to arrive in Valencia for the first bombs to fall there.Attending the 1938 party congress in Nuremberg, she was terrified by the frenzy of adulation for Hitler . (Daily Mail). She was in Berlin the day Germany launched its attack on Poland, in Helsinki as the Russians invaded Finland, and she reached Paris when the Germans were just 17 miles from the city.It was war reporting of a long gone era, when journalists were not embedded but ranged freely.Looking for Trouble is a reminder of how excellent a reporter [Cowles] was . (Caroline Moorhead, Spectator). Nº de ref. de la librería AAW9780571270910

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