1964, 1st edition; Harper & Row publishers, New York; "Book Club Edition"; hardbound with red boards and black lettering on spine; quite good condition of book with clean pages and tight binding; dust jacket has a few minor tears.
John Gunther (August 30, 1901 – May 29, 1970) was an American journalist and author.
His success came primarily by a series of popular sociopolitical works, known as the "Inside" books (1936–1972), including the best-selling Inside U.S.A. in 1947. However, he is now best known for his memoir Death Be Not Proud, on the death of his beloved teenage son, Johnny Gunther, from a brain tumor.
This many-faceted, eloquent story captures all the enigmatic charm of old Vienna - its levity mixed with wry despair, its grandeur and graciousness - in the days when stern realities could be felt beneath the lovely flickering surface as the imcomparable city slipped irrevocable toward its doom...