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Author: Leslie Cockburn
Publisher: New York : Aanchor Books, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Anchor Books edView all editions and formats
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"Leslie Cockburn has dined with the Cali Cartel, marched with the Khmer Rouge, hunted down the Black Turban in Afghanistan, pursued the Russian mafia to the Arctic Circle, shared pomegranate sauce with the ayatollahs, and stopped a small Kurdish war, but she has never told these stories in a book ... until now." "Cockburn was one of the first women to break into the tight fraternity of combat and Third World  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cockburn, Leslie.
Looking for trouble.
New York : Aanchor Books, 1998
(OCoLC)605420424
Named Person: Leslie Cockburn; Leslie Cockburn
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Cockburn
ISBN: 0385483198 9780385483193
OCLC Number: 36969766
Description: 273 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. TV Mountain --
2. The Oasis --
3. The Island Bureau --
4. War Games --
5. The Dirty War --
6. The Leopards --
7. Dinner with the Drug Lords --
8. The Emerald Buddha --
9. The Patriots --
10. The Rivers of Babylon --
11. The Thousand and One Nights --
12. The Music of Mogadishu --
13. The Great Game --
14. Lunch with the Ayatollahs --
15. S.P.E.C.T.R.E.
Responsibility: Leslie Cockburn.
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"Leslie Cockburn has dined with the Cali Cartel, marched with the Khmer Rouge, hunted down the Black Turban in Afghanistan, pursued the Russian mafia to the Arctic Circle, shared pomegranate sauce with the ayatollahs, and stopped a small Kurdish war, but she has never told these stories in a book ... until now." "Cockburn was one of the first women to break into the tight fraternity of combat and Third World reporters when she began work at the London bureau of NBC News in 1976 - where successful news gathering required "unorthodox tactics, stamina, and, for best results, a criminal mind." By the time she moved to CBS's 60 Minutes, Cockburn had interviewed Muammar Qaddafi and Margaret Thatcher, been arrested as a spy in Gambia, and effectively eliminated whatever doubts her colleagues might have had about a woman's ability to tackle the news business's most dangerous assignments." "A mother of three who has made a career of breaking down barriers, Leslie Cockburn has exposed the tobacco lobby in Washington and human rights violations in Cambodia, and her impact on foreign and domestic policy has been as powerful as her impact on the rights and prerogatives of working women." "With a cast of generals, drug lords, rock stars, and kings, Looking for Trouble is the incredible story of a career that has spanned the history-making news events of the last two decades."--Jacket.

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