I am sure many of you will be interested by these books written by a Reuters correspondent.
With best wishes
Our member Peter B. Johnson, Reuters Chief Correspondent in Moscow 1962-64, is the author of two books with a Russian angle: (1) ‘Reuter
Reporter among the Communists 1958-59’, (softback, 252 pp., illus, published in October 2000 by The Tagman Press, Norwich, ISBN 0-9530921-7-8).
Although this book is mainly about the two Germanys in the Cold War, it includes reportage on visits by Khrushchev to East Germany, Poland and Hungary,
and on Peter’s visit to the home village in former German East Prussia of his German-born wife, Elfi, which since 1945 has been divided between Poland
and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.
The shop price of the book is £10, but Peter is offering it to GB-R Society members at £8 (incl. p. & p.). Please send a cheque to him at
47 Braeside, Beckenham, BR3 1ST.
(2) Roving Reuter Reporter 1959-61 (softback, 424 pp., illus., to be published by The Tagman Press in about October 2003, 424 pp.)
This book contains Peter’s reportage on various events, including the Agadir earthquake and the Algerian referendum, both in 1960, the
Jerusalem mass murder trial of the Nazi official Adolf Eichmann in 1961, Peter’s first two months as a Reuter correspondent in Moscow, and the start of the
building of the Berlin Wall, both in 1961.
The shop price of this book is to be £11, but it can be had from Peter direct, at the above address, for £9 (incl. p. & p.)