Finklestone, Joseph 1924-2002
FINKLESTONE, Joseph 1924-2002
PERSONAL: Born September 25, 1924, in Chelm, Poland; died January 1, 2002, in London, England; married Hadassah Rivlin, 1951; children: two daughters.
CAREER: Journalist. Jewish Chronicle, reporter, chief sub-editor, home news editor, foreign editor, diplomatic editor, 1946-96; Ma'ariv, chief London correspondent; Radio 4, Middle East correspondent.
AWARDS, HONORS: Award for Excellence, Guild of Jewish Journalists, 1980; David Holden Journalism Award, 1981.
Anwar Sadat: Visionary Who Dared, Frank Cass (Portland, OR), 1996.
Author of The American Economy: From the Great Crash to the Third Industrial Revolution. Editor of Windows on the World: The Third Industrial Revolution. Contributor to Guardian, Independent, and Evening Standard.
SIDELIGHTS: Joseph Finklestone came to personally know Anwar Sadat, president of Egypt, through interviews he conducted for the Jewish Chronicle. After Sadat's assassination in 1981, Finklestone kept in touch with Sadat's widow. Anwar Sadat: Visionary Who Dared is Finklestone's biography of his former acquaintance.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Middle East Journal, summer, 1997, Raymond Baker, review of Anwar Sadat: Visionary Who Dared, p. 459.
Middle Eastern Studies, July, 1997, P. J. Vatikiotis, review of "Anwar Sadat, Visionary Who Dared," p. 636.
Frank Cass Publishers,http://www.cassbook.com/ (July 19, 2002).*