Vincent Sheean was an American author and journalist. He was active during the interwar period and World War II, and his writing often focused on political and historical events of the time. Sheean is associated with a literary style that blends personal narrative with historical analysis, providing a unique perspective on the events he covers.

One of Sheean’s key influential works is “Personal History,” a memoir that recounts his experiences as a foreign correspondent during the rise of fascism in Europe. The book provides a firsthand account of the political turmoil and social upheaval of the time, offering valuable insights into the events leading up to World War II. Sheean’s writing is characterized by its vivid storytelling and insightful commentary, making his works both engaging and informative for readers interested in history and politics.

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  • 1935: Personal History, by Vincent Sheean

    “Personal History” by Vincent Sheean offers readers a unique glimpse into the author’s personal experiences and the events that shaped the world.

    The present copy was published by Doubleday & Company in New York in 1935 and spans 403 pages. It is a red hardcover volume with gilt ornamentation and lettering on the spine. The dustjacket is not present. There is minor wear to the cover boards and fading to the spine. Owner’s name and date of December 1935 are inscribed on inside front the cover. The book is in very good condition, with no other writing or markings. Deckled fore-edges. Slight separation from the spine at the titular page.