Bravo, Amerikanski! And Other Stories From World War II

by Mark Scott



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/16/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9781587215285

About the Book

Ann Stringer was the most glamorous woman correspondent of World War II. The ravishingly beautiful Texan who accompanied US troops on their drive into Nazi Germany was the first reporter to enter the liberated Nordhausen concentration camp, and got the scoop on the biggest story of the war--the linkup of US and Soviet armies at the Elbe River. United Press considered Ann Stringer its star reporter.

"She was tough. She knew what she wanted, and she knew how to get it. And she was one of the best reporters I have ever known. And, yes, she was beautiful."

--Walter Cronkite

"Bill Stringer, killed in Normandy, was replaced on the job by his wife, Ann. The rest of us in the First Army press camp didn t know how to act toward her. Ann made it easy. She just picked up and did Bill s job, often with tears in her eyes."

--Andy Rooney

"What I can tell you about her is that she was simply superb, the best man (I ll say that even if it sounds chauvinistic) on the staff. Annie illuminated every one of her assignments. She was all reporter--not "girl reporter"--straight reporter. She was a two-fisted competitor."

--Harrison Salisbury

"When the next century closes out, I wouldn t bet that someone won t be writing about her then as I have now."

--Col. Barney Oldfield

"When is Ann Stringer of the United Press coming back? She had the most beautiful legs in Romania."

--Petru Groza

Prime Minister of Romania

"Aside from the horrors of war, it was an exciting time. We were living to the hilt--of our capabilities, of our senses, and of our energy."

--Ann Stringer

About the Author

Mark Scott is a professional writer and public relations consultant living in California. He has been a Soviet analyst with the CIA, a political aide to the governor of Kansas, a professor at Pepperdine University, and a consultant to US firms doing business in Russia. His "Eyewitness Accounts of the World War II Murmansk Run" was published in both English and Russian editions.