A book by Denis Horgan, with the photography of William A. Harting
‘We Will Never See Times Like These Again’
Denis Horgan, with the evocative photography of William Harting, looks back on war and newspapering of a kind that is likely gone forever
It was a long season of war, of exotic adventures, of Asian aura, beauty and mystery – and of newspapering such as cannot ever happen again. Denis Horgan, as a very young man, found himself suddenly in the middle of it all – as an Army officer, searching for a missing millionaire in the jungles, as editor-in-chief of the Bangkok World only a few years from when his grandest achievement with newspapers was delivering them from his bicycle. ‘The Bangkok World’ captures those elusive days with the spark and energy that created them.
The war in Vietnam brought me to Southeast Asia – landing me in the middle of amazing events that I had never dreamed of seeing.
The disappearance of millionaire silk genius Jim Thompson picked me up by the collar and put me on a new life road entirely.
The paper, you see – no, you have never seen anything like this – was put out entirely in handset type; just as in Ben Franklin’s day.