About the Author

Peter Young
Blurbarian Since July 2012
Name Peter Young
Location Port Chester, NY, USA
Gender Male
My Occupation Writer, Editor
My Bio Peter A. Young, a gradutate of Princeton University and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, developed special coverage of the fiftieth anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution during his two-and-a-half years as Moscow Bureau Chief for Life magazine, and subsequently he reported the Soviet invasion and occupation of Czechoslovakia as Life’s Vienna Bureau Chief. He covered events in the Middle East as a correspondent based in Paris, interviewing scores of Arabs for a special issue on Arab-Israeli relations and the Palestinian question.
Young later interviewed Chile’s Marxist leader Salvador Allende shortly before Allende's assassination. He profiled former Ambassador George H. W. Bush during the debate over the admission of Communist China to the United Nations and later interviewed the first Communist Chinese ambassador to the UN.
A managing editor of The Saturday Review during the 1970s, Young became Editor-in-Chief of Archaeology in 1987 and held that post for 23 years.

Books by this author

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

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Working on a second memoir highlighting life's more humorous moments.
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Natalia Bessmertnova, Andrei Voznesensky, Milovan Djilas
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
"I read this book in one gulp, with delight and many fond memories. It's a true gift to the author's family, to his old friends and colleagues, and, one hopes, to lots of readers. His intention to portray the warmth, humor, and earthiness of the Russian people really comes through. The whole manuscript is immensely human. That was a hard story to tell back in the '60s, and I don't think Americans to this day have any appreciation of the Russians as human."
- Richard C. Longworth