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New York: Simon and Schuster, c1989. First Printing. Hardcover. 25 cm. 317,  pages. Red dot on bottom edge. Robert Sam Anson (born 1945) is an American journalist and author. He has been a contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 1995. He is the author of six nonfiction books, including Gone Crazy and Back Again: The Rise and Fall of the Rolling Stone Generation, about Jann Wenner and his magazine. Anson covered the Vietnam War for Time, beginning in 1969. He spent six months covering the buildup to the war in Cambodia. On August 3, 1970, he was taken prisoner by North Vietnamese troop and held by the North Vietnamese and the Khmer Rouge as a prisoner of war. He avoided execution after convincing his captors that he was a journalist. Anson wrote of his experience in War News: A Young Reporter in Indochina. Anson has also contributed to Esquire, Life, and Mademoiselle. His 1981 Esquire cover story on Doug Kenney, "The Life and Death of a Comic Genius," was the first major print remembrance of the National Lampoon humorist.