John Sack

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John Sack (March 24, 1930 – March 27, 2004) was an American literary journalist and war correspondent. He was the only journalist to cover each American war over half a century.[1]


Sack was born to a Jewish family in New York City. His work appeared in such periodicals as Harper's, The Atlantic, Esquire and The New Yorker. He was a war correspondent in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and the former Yugoslavia.

A correspondent and later a bureau chief for CBS News in Spain, he authored ten books, including the controversial title An Eye for an Eye: The Untold Story of Jewish Revenge Against Germans in 1945, which described cases of persecution of Germans by Jews in post–World War II Polish internment camps.[2][3]


He died on March 27, 2004, three days after his 74th birthday, from prostate cancer in San Francisco, California, according to his New York Times obituary. He was survived by a sister, Lois Edelstein.


  • 1952: The Butcher: The Ascent of Yerupaja New York: Rinehart & Co. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 52-7159
  • 1959: Report from Practically Nowhere OCLC 1321371
  • 1971: Lieutenant Calley: his own story; [as told to] John Sack. New York: Viking Press. ISBN 0670428213
  • 1982: Fingerprint. New York: Random House ISBN 0-394-50197-7
  • 1985: M. New York: Avon Books. ISBN 0380698668 Reissued in 1986 by Corgi Children's.
  • 1993: An Eye for an Eye. New York, NY: BasicBooks (about Lola Potok Ackerfeld Blatt) ISBN 0465022154
  • 1995: Company C: the real war in Iraq. New York: William Morrow; ISBN 0-688-11281-1


  1. ^ "Blog of Death: John Sack entry; April 02, 2004". Archived from the original on June 8, 2004. Retrieved 2007-12-05.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) by Jade Walker.
  2. ^ [1] The New York Times, "John Sack, 74, Correspondent Who Reported From Battlefields", 31 March 2004]
  3. ^ An Eye for An Eye: The Story of Jews Who Sought Revenge for the Holocaust. Sack, John. (ISBN 978-0967569109)

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