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Samuel E. Stavisky

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Apart from his thirty-four months as a World War II Marine Combat Correspondent, Sam E. Stavisky worked for The Washington Post as a reporter, editorial writer, or columnist, from 1938 to 1954. He also wrote for many magazines, including the Saturday Evening Post, Look, Life, and Collier's. In 1954, he started his own firm, a PR and lobbying organization, in Washington, New York, London, and Rio de Janeiro.

Sam and his wife, Bernice, who lectures on France, reside in Washington, D.C., and Singer Island, Florida. They have two daughters and a grandson.

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Marine Combat Correspondent
World War II in the Pacific
Written by Samuel E. Stavisky


Format: Paperback, 344 pages
Publisher: Ivy Books
On Sale: August 3, 1999
Price: $6.99

In 1942, Washington Post writer Sam Stavisky heard that the U.S. Marine Corps was creating a unique unit of rifle-toting writers, the Combat Correspondent Corps. After completing the rigors of boot camp every grunt must endure, a chosen few civilian reporters would be transformed into Marines, then be assigned to the... Read more >
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