Reader recommendation: The Back Page
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The Back Page by Val Lauder is one of the most engrossing memoirs I've read in a long time. Lauder started as a copy girl in 1944 at the Chicago Daily News, and the book tells of her 8 years there including covering the death of Roosevelt, through the Normandy Invasion and the Japanese surrender and beyond. Â This gives an engrossing view of the energy of the newsroom during these pivotal times.Â