Assignment to Berlin

Assignment to Berlin

by Harry W. Flannery

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By the man who succeeded William L. Shirer as the Berlin correspondent of the Columbia Broadcasting System, Assignment to Berlin by U.S. journalist and author Harry W. Flannery, first published in 1942, covers Germany in the crucial year 1941.

Packed with lively incident, shrewd comment and startling information, it brings the story of life in Hitler’s domain up to the eve of America’s entry into the war.

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ISBN-13: 9781787207127
Publisher: Arcole Publishing
Publication date: 07/19/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 362
File size: 897 KB

About the Author

Harry W. Flannery (March 13, 1900 - March 11, 1975) was an America journalist and author. He was the Berlin correspondent for the news division of the Columbia Broadcasting System in the years leading up to the United States involvement in World War II. In 1942, he published a bestseller about the experience, Assignment to Berlin. In 1968, he co-authored Which Way Germany, a study the rise of fascism in pre-war Germany in the context of the Cold War Germany. In 1950, Flannery launched a failed bid for Congress as a Democrat for the 15th District in California. He briefly hosted a television talk show, Harry’s Hat Rack and worked for the AFL-CIO in public relations until his retirement in 1967.

Born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, he attended St. Paul’s High School in Scranton, Pennsylvania and Washington County High School in Hagerstown, Maryland. He graduated from Notre Dame University with a Ph.B. in journalism in 1923.

Flannery held numerous positions as a reporter, including the Baltimore Sun, Chicago City News Service and Albany Evening News, and was editor of the Hoosier Observer (Fort Wayne, Indiana) from 1931-32, before changing to radio broadcasting for WOWO (Fort Wayne, Indiana) from 1932-33 KMOX (St. Louis, Missouri) from 1935-40.

He worked as the Berlin correspondent for CBS from 1940-41, replacing William Shirer, and news analyst for CBS, West Coast from 1942-48. In 1948, he became makeup editor for the Los Angeles Examiner. In 1951, he became labour and foreign affairs editor for The Catholic Digest (St. Paul, Minnesota), before switching to an editorial position for the AFL News-Reporter from 1952-55. In 1955, Harry again became a radio journalist as AFL-CIO radio co-ordinator, a position he held until his retirement in 1967.

Harry died in Santa Monica, California in 1975, aged 74.

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