Vincent Sheean

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Vincent Sheean

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Vincent Sheean (5 December 1899, Pana, Illinois - 16 March 1975[1], Arolo, Italy), born James Vincent Sheean, American journalist and novelist, most famous for Personal History (New York: Doubleday, 1935). The book, a political memoir, was bought by film producer Walter Wanger, and became the basis for Wanger's production Foreign Correspondent (1940) directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Sheean also wrote the narration for the feature-length documentary Crisis (1939) directed by Alexander Hammid and Herbert Kline. He translated Eve Curie's biography of her mother Madame Curie (1939), and wrote a controversial biography Dorothy and Red (1963) about Dorothy Thompson and Sinclair Lewis.

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