Jewish parents, the war, the German occupation, the round up of Jews, the risk of being sent to a concentration camp, and then Daniel’s exile to a small village in the center of France. The young man’s return to a newly liberated Paris, an addiction to poker, private Latin lessons with Einstein’s best friend… his unusual tour of duty during the Algerian War… his tryst with a painter who encourages him to emigrate to America.
Early years in New York City bohemia, honing his skills at Lee Strasberg’s Actors Studio, a poetry recital tour in major US universities… an affair with a black jazz singer and coping with the hardships of miscegenation.
He co-hosts a popular hit parade show with one of WMCA’s Good Guys before becoming a foreign correspondent, covering the Cold War, the Johnson-Kosygin summit meeting, the race riots, the Apollo flights, the tumultuous conventions in Chicago and Miami where he is beaten and left for dead in the ghetto.
Brando, Sinatra, Fitzgerald, Bardot, Sammy Davis Jr., Dali, Rockefeller, de Gaulle, RFK, are some of the people he interviews, sometimes befriends, as a journalist.
This is the story of a man lucky enough to have had an orchestra seat to the major historical events that shaped the second part of the twentieth century.
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About the Author
Table of ContentsPrologue
The Old Continent
One - True Origins
(The Cat's out of the Bag)
Two - The War Years
Three - The Hideaway
Four - The Bumpy Road
Five -The French, the Brits and the English Language
Six - Hectic Times
Seven - The Last Carefree Years
Eight - The Calling
Nine - The Army
Ten - Was It Luck?
Eleven - Algeria, an Adventure
Twelve - Theater and War
Thirteen - The Loss
Fourteen - From Stage to Chronicle
Fifteen - Last Days on Old Soil
Sixteen - The Break that Broke Me
Seventeen - The End of a Chapter
Eighteen - Suspended between Today and Tomorrow
The New Continent
Nineteen - Days of Discovery
Twenty - Swan Song
Twenty-one - Intermezzo
Twenty-two - First Take on American Women
Twenty-three - Back to Journalism
Twenty-four - Harlem on my Mind
Twenty-five - Jo-Ann
Twenty-six - Showbiz
Twenty-seven - Professional Fulfillment
Twenty-eight - Foreign Correspondent
Twenty-nine - The Last Stretch
Thirty - I Am an American!