Eugene Burns

Eugene Burns was an American author and war correspondent (b. Eugene Burnstein in Estonia). He died in August 1957, at the age of 52, during a street mob revolt in Baghdad, Iraq.[1]


Burns was born in Moscow. Before working in Iraq, Burns lived in Sausalito, California.[1] Burns was married to his wife Olga.[1]


He started out his career as a newsman and later worked as a correspondent for the Associated Press in the Soviet Union, China, and Pacific during World War II. He also wrote a number of books on animals and fishing and was the author of the column, "Is That So?", which covered wildlife.[1]



  1. 1 2 3 4 "The Bulletin - Google News Archive Search". The Bulletin. Retrieved 16 May 2013.

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