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.



  1. ^ Blog of Death: John Sack entry; April 02, 2004 at the Wayback Machine (archived June 8, 2004) 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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