"What's a liberal?" I asked. "A person who gives back," snapped my father. He was an FDR disciple and fire-breathing crusading journalist, defender of the common man and he could have given a longer answer. But no problem. It was 1966; I was 22; I'd find out for myself. Almost a half century later, his world is long gone. But it's a question I've been pondering, of late.
Croswell Bowen: A Writer's Life, A Daughter's Portrait (forthcoming) takes you through the great events of the 20th Century as Bowen follows his writer's calling to engage with the action and passion of his time, all the while struggling with fortune and misfortune as a husband and father.
He was a young photojournalist eager to get his teeth into a great assignment -- until Rommel's bombs began to drop. War was the crucible that turned Croswell Bowen into a storyteller.
"It really is like touching history. Quite a treasure." — Paul Miller, Morning Show 1380 WPHM