The author recounts his experiences as a young reporter to "Stars and Stripes," the American forces' daily newspaper in Europe, including his personal account of the liberation and entry into Buchenwald.
Rooney, a popular television commentator, gives a moving and instructive account of coming of age during WWII. He tells of his works as a combat reporter during the war, with The Stars and Stripes , the military newspaper for the GIs. He gives readers a ground level view of the pettiness and glories of a mighty military machine, the terrible costs of combat, the constant presence of humor, and the ordinary people who saved the world from becoming the province of a madman. Includes b&w historical photos of and by Rooney. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)