Day: August 19, 2009

The Correspondent and His Typewriter: Keyes Beech in Northeast Asia in the 1950s

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American Foreign Policy / North Korea / US-Japan relations

Foreign correspondents in East Asia in the late 1940s and early 1950s were a wild and wonderful bunch, but few were more incisive or entertaining than Keyes Beech. Perhaps because Beech had won a Pulitzer for his Korean War reporting, his writing was cocky and powerful; it has a verismo quality, and it is very 1950s. He went on to visit and cover communist China in 1957 and serve as a battlefield correspondent during the […]