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Henry Grunwald's Life as an Editor

Feb 17, 1997, Vol. 2, No. 22 • By STEPHEN BATES
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One Man's America -- padded out with quotes not only from Grunwald's magazine articles and internal memos, but also from his high school compositions, poetry, and after-dinner remarks -- is far too long. As a person, Grunwald appears graceful, gracious, and likeable. As a writer, he is polished and unostentatious, but unacquainted with that paramount newsmagazine virtue: brevity.

Stephen Bates is the author of three books, including If No News, Send Rumors: Anecdotes of American Journalism.