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Breaking news : a stunning and memorable account of reporting from some of the most dangerous places in the world

Author: Martin Fletcher
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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During three decades covering wars, revolutions, and natural disasters, Fletcher worked his way from news agency cameraman to top network correspondent, facing down his own fears while facing up to mass killers, warlords, and murderers. With humor and elegance, Fletcher describes his growth from clueless adventurer to grizzled veteran of the world's battlefields. His working philosophy of "Get in, get close, get  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiographies
Named Person: Martin Fletcher; Martin Fletcher
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Fletcher
ISBN: 9780312371180 0312371187
OCLC Number: 175218196
Description: xvi, 254 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Clueless --
When luck ran out --
Salad days --
There is no God but God --
The home front --
Famine and the warlord --
The river of death --
"Kosovo, oh, how I love you" --
Living with terror.
Responsibility: Martin Fletcher.
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During three decades covering wars, revolutions, and natural disasters, Fletcher worked his way from news agency cameraman to top network correspondent, facing down his own fears while facing up to mass killers, warlords, and murderers. With humor and elegance, Fletcher describes his growth from clueless adventurer to grizzled veteran of the world's battlefields. His working philosophy of "Get in, get close, get out, get a drink," put him repeatedly in harm's way, but he never lost sight of why he did it. In a world obsessed with celebrities, leaders, and wealth, Fletcher took a different route: he focused on those left behind, those paying the price. He answers the question: Why should we care?--From publisher description.

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