John Hess

JOHN HESS (1917–2005) was a veteran newspaperman and the author of Vanishing France, The Case for De Gaulle, The Grand Acquisitors, and, with his wife Karen, Taste of America. After leaving the Times, Hess worked in television and radio journalism, wrote a nationally syndicated column, and freelanced for The Nation and Grand Street. He was awarded the Ordre National de Mérite and was the winner of the Meyer Berger Award of the Columbia School of Journalism.