Sol Sanders, BJ ’46, at age 89, has put the highlights of his life and career down on paper. “People!: Vignettes gathered along the way through a long life” (Deeds Publishing) is his memoir told in 55 short chapters, each focused on a character or an incident from his reporter’s notebook. Sanders penetrated high places as he reported for a range of media, including Business Week, U.S. News and World Report and The Christian Science Monitor, while writing five books and contributing op-ed pieces to The Wall Street Journal. He has lately been a columnist for The Washington Times where he now writes anonymous editorials. Included in the book are pen-portraits of prominent global players he came to know, including the mercurial Ayub Kahn of Pakistan, Ne Win of Burma and Lee Kwan Yew of Singapore. On the American side he provides warm memories of Jeane Kirkpatrick and William Casey and some prickly snippets on Robert McNamara, all of whom he knew personally.
Updated: August 28, 2015