Quentin Reynolds

Quentin Reynolds
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Quentin Reynolds
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Journalist | Radio Host
Born April 11, 1902 in New York, NY
Died March 17, 1965 of cancer in San Francisco, CA

Quentin Reynolds was the author-war correspondent who won acclaim for his World War II reporting on the Dieppe raid and the London blitz.

A New York native, Reynolds began his writing career at the New York Evening World as a sports reporter. He started a 21-year association with Colliers magazine in 1934 with a report on the rise of the Hitler youth movement.

Reynolds was described once as the "light-heavyweight champion of the underdog."

He published 25 books over his career, including "The Wounded Don’t Cry," "London Diary" and "Dress Rehearsal." He also published an autobiography, "By Quentin Reynolds."

After World War II, Reynolds was best known for his libel suit against right-wing Hearst columnist Westbrook Pegler, who called him a coward and an "absentee war correspondent." Reynolds won $175,001, at the time the largest libel judgment ever. The trial was later made into a Broadway play, "A Case of Libel," which was twice adapted as TV movies.

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