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George Catlett Marshall was one of VMI's most celebrated graduates. At the dedication of the George C. Marshall Research Library in Lexington, Virginia, several of his close associates, including President Johnson, Robert Lovett, and General Omar Bradley, paid tribute to his leadership. General Eisenhower in particular spoke with insight of his forthright relations with his former commanding officer during the war years.
W. F. MIKSCHis a free-lance writer living in Newtown, Connecticut. He was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and attended Moravian College.
ELIZABETH W. THOMAS is a housewife from Red Bank, New Jersey. This is her first appearance in Accent on Living.
The pseudonymous author here is a scientist whose colleagues, he feels, regard any breach of solemnity in research as unscientific.
After sixteen years of service as the MANCHESTER GUARDIANcorrespondent in West Germany, TERENCE PRITTIEhas now been recalled to Fleet Street to become the GUARDIAN’S diplomatic correspondent. The following news story is one of the most startling which he uncovered on his way home.
JEREMY LARNER graduated from Brandeis University with the class of 1958 and was aWoodrowWilson National Fellow at the University of California. His first novel, DRIVE, HE SAID, has won the $10,000 Delta Prize Novel Award and will be published by Dell in the fall.
Realizing that WALTER LIPPMANN is our foremost political analyst, West Germany’s lively weekly DER SPIEGEL sent one of their editors to Washington to ask those questions which every German in the East and West zones would like to have answered. Taken together, Mr. Lippmann’s answers form a philosophy for tomorrow.
There is every evidence of an increasing interest in ATLANTICpoetry. As an incentive for writers yet unestablished,twice a year we set aside a number of pages in the ATLANTICto be devoted to the work of young poets.
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, RALPH MALONEY graduated from Browne & Nichols and spent the next two years in the Merchant Marine. He entered Harvard in 1947, was drafted in 1950, and after his tour of duty, went to New York to live. His experience in the field of public relations formed the background of his novel, DAILY BREAD, published by Houghton Mifflin in 1960.
SHEILA BURNFORD is a Canadian doctor’s wife whose tale of three animals, entitled THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY,has become a classic of its kind. This is the second of two essays taken from her new book, THE FIELDS OF NOON,which will be published this month by AtlanticLittle, Brown.
A resourceful traveler, with a love for antiquity, PHOEBE LOU ADAMS, a member of the ATLANTIC staff, conducted a one-woman exploration of the Greek Islands and the mainland in the spring of the year. We published four of her papers in 1963, and this completes a new quartet.
ROBERT RUSSELL,who was blinded in an accident at the age of six, received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale and a B.Litt. from Oxford, which he attended on a scholarship. An associate professor of English at Franklin and Marshall College, he is currently spending his sabbatical in England, where he is engaged in writing. His autobiography, TO CATCH AN ANGEL,was published by Vanguard.
The love affair between Pablo Picasso, aged 64, and Franqoise Gilot, 24, began in Paris in the spring of 1943 during the German occupation of France. She was a student of art, the only child of a domineering father who brought her up as if she had been his son. In her mood of rebellion she found in Picasso a gentleness and a depth of understanding she had not known in any other man. They were to live together for the next ten years; she was to bear him two children. Their relationship forms the substance of a new book, LIFE WITH PICASSO, to be published this winter by McGrawHill. This excerpt is taken from the opening part.