Fred J. Cook

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Fred J. Cook was a longtime staff writer for the New York World Telegram and Sun. Called by Studs Terkel "the finest investigative reporter in the land," Cook was the author of 45 books, including The Nightmare Decade (Random House, 1971), about the life and times of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, and "The FBI Nobody Knows" (MacMillan, 1964), a critical look at the bureau's history under the directorship of J. Edgar Hoover. His book on the Hiss case, "The Unfinished Story of Alger Hiss" (Morrow, 1957), was one of the first to revisit the case and new arguments for Hiss's innocence.
Cook was a longtime newspaper reporter for the New York World Telegram & Sun.

Articles by this Contributor

October 1956

Dashing fighter, daring scout, this romantic trooper played a large part in Washington’s triumph at Yorktown

February 1957

From the dark hold of the Amistad sprang a bold band who sailed her into history