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The first casualty : the war correspondent as hero and myth-maker from the Crimea to Iraq

Author: Phillip Knightley
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.
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"Since Vietnam, Phillip Knightley reveals, governments have become much more adept at managing the media, as highlighted in chapters on the Falklands War, the Gulf War, and the conflict between NATO and Serbia over Kosovo. And in a new chapter on the post-9/11 wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Knightley details even greater degrees of government manipulation and media complicity - the "embedding" of reporters in  Read more...
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Knightley, Phillip.
First casualty.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)643728648
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip Knightley
ISBN: 0801880300 9780801880308
OCLC Number: 55138599
Description: xiii, 594 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: "The miserable parent of a luckless tribe" 1854-1856 --
The first challenge 1861-1865 --
The golden age 1865-1914 --
Quite another game 1899-1902 --
The last war 1914-1918 --
Enter America 1917-1918 --
The remedy for bolshevism in bullets 1917-1919 --
The real scoop 1935-1936 --
Commitment in Spain 1936-1939 --
"Their finest hour" 1939-1941 --
The struggle for mother Russia 1941-1945 --
Remember Pearl Harbor 1937-1945 --
Never again 1940-1945 --
Korea, the United Nations' war 1950-1953 --
Algeria is French 1954-1962 --
Vietnam 1954-1975 --
War is fun 1954-1975 --
Britannia rules the news 1975-1989 --
The deadly video game 1990-1991 --
The military's final victory March-June, 1999 --
No more heroes March-April, 2003.
Responsibility: Phillip Knightley.
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"Since Vietnam, Phillip Knightley reveals, governments have become much more adept at managing the media, as highlighted in chapters on the Falklands War, the Gulf War, and the conflict between NATO and Serbia over Kosovo. And in a new chapter on the post-9/11 wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Knightley details even greater degrees of government manipulation and media complicity - the "embedding" of reporters in military units and the uncritical, openly patriotic coverage of these conflicts. "The age of the war correspondent as hero," he concludes, "appears to be over." Fully updated, The First Casualty remains required reading for anyone concerned about freedom of the press, journalistic responsibility, and the nature of modern warfare."--BOOK JACKET.

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