Richard Tregaskis was a writer and reporter. He received the Overseas Press Club's George Polk Award in 1964 for first-person reporting under hazardous circumstances. He died in 1973.
Moana Tregaskis was a longtime journalist for The New York Times.
"A superb example of war reporting at its best."
--From the Introduction by Mark Bowden
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