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Joseph Alsop

a.k.a. Joseph Wright Alsop V

Author Code: AJWA

Born: Oct. 10, 1910 - Avon, Connecticut, USA

Died: Aug. 28, 1989 - Georgetown, Washington D.C., USA

From a family active in Republican politics; his mother was related to James Monroe and Theodore Roosevelt. Educated at Harvard University, where he graduated in 1932, Alsop wrote for the Harvard Crimson, whilst a student. Following graduation, he became a reporter with the New York Herald Tribune. Because of his family ties to the Roosevelts, he became heavily involved in Roosevelt's Washington. In 1938, he published 168 Days, concerning FDR's unsuccessful bid to enlarge the Supreme Court. Alsop volunteered for the US Navy after it was clear the US would enter the war in 1941. Captured in Hong Kong by the Japanese, he was exchanged for another prisoner after 6 months. He returned to the US, but returned to China as a lend-lease administrator. He also assisted the OSS in intelligence gathering. Following the war, Joseph began working with his brother Stewart and they collaborated on a column called Matter of Fact for the Herald Tribune. Their partnership lasted until 1958 when Joseph became the sole author until his retirement in 1974, Although a Republican, Alsop supported Kennedy and became a close advisor. A homosexual, Alsop was able to keep it a secret for years. He was also a supporter of Vietnamese War, which resulted in the alienation of many of his readers. Besides a great deal of journalism. Alsop's works include American White Paper (1940), The Reporter's Trade (1958), FDR: 1882-1945; A Centenary Remembrance (1982) and his autobiography I've Seen the Best (1992 Posthumous).

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AJWA003 The Most Important Decision in U.S. History 1961 9 295k Article Download PDF - 'The Most Important Decision in U.S. History' (AJWA003)   Download ePub - 'The Most Important Decision in U.S. History' (AJWA003) Find a printed copy of The Most Important Decision in U.S. History by Joseph Alsop at AbeBooks
AJWA002 The New Balance of Power 1958 9 290k Article Download PDF - 'The New Balance of Power' (AJWA002)   Download ePub - 'The New Balance of Power' (AJWA002) Find a printed copy of The New Balance of Power by Joseph Alsop at AbeBooks
AJWA001 Some Thoughts on Co-Existence 1959 8 285k Article Download PDF - 'Some Thoughts on Co-Existence' (AJWA001)   Download ePub - 'Some Thoughts on Co-Existence' (AJWA001) Find a printed copy of Some Thoughts on Co-Existence by Joseph Alsop at AbeBooks

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