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Clyde Henri Farnsworth, an American journalist for more than four decades, is also the author of a novel, Shadow Wars, designated Amazon Thriller of the Month. Other books include No Money Down and Out of this Nettle. His books grew out of news dispatches written successively for United Press International, The New York Herald Tribune and The New York Times.

For the Times he was a foreign correspondent based in Europe, Canada and Australia. In 1968 he won the E. W. Fairchild Award of the Overseas Press Club of America for Best Business News Reporting from Abroad. In 1969 he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist with Tad Szulc and Henry Kamm for articles on the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia.

While chiefly an economic correspondent, he joined in coverage of hostilities in Cyprus in 1964. From 1977 to 1991, he worked for the Washington Bureau. Then he transferred to Canada from 1991 to 1996, and finally in 1997 in Australia, he covered the gamut of life for The New York Times.

Out of This Nettle, a History of Postwar Europe, published in 1971, became a school textbook. His first book, No Money Down, described the early razzle-dazzle of the credit industry. As a result of working in Australia, he completed a novel and a film script tentatively entitled Stop Baraiya. The script was a runner-up in the annual Blue Cat competition.

A second generation newsman, he used Clydesworth: The Big Story, a Father-son Memoir to portray intersections of his career with his father's. Clyde Addison Farnsworth was an Associated Press war correspondent in the Middle East, India and China during World War II. He was also a columnist for the Scripps Howard News Alliance and later for both the Chicago Tribune and The New York Times.

The younger Farnsworth was born in Cleveland on May 6, 1931 and after graduating from Yale joined the United States Army. He served in Korea as a combat medic and later ran the 179th Infantry regimental newspaper. His was award the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service. He and fellow soldiers from the 45th Division were selected to march in a New York City ticker tape parade at war's end.

Upon his discharge, he walked into UP at 3rd Avenue and 42nd Street in New York to land his first paying news job.


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