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"None of us could equal Ralph as an all-round, highly informed, and keenly perceptive news bloodhound. Of our generation, Ralph had the widest posted experience in major European capitals. Ralph Barnes was unchallengeably unique."

--Leland Stowe, Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent
for the New York Herald Tribune and the Chicago Daily News

"A masterful biography of a journalist who dedicated himself to the truth as he saw it, who openly defied the true monsters of our last century (Hitler and Stalin), who was so dedicated to what he saw as his responsibility that he died for it. The Salem man was one of the great ones, now almost forgotten. This breakneck-paced book might just restore his reputation."

--Dan Hays, Statesman Journal
Member of AAUP