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Simpson's world : dispatches from the front lines

Author: John Simpson
Publisher: New York : Miramax Books, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In his role as "professional traveler," BBC correspondent John Simpson has not only made the acquaintance of dictators and terrorists, but also witnessed the pivotal events of the past decades: the riots in Tiananmen Square, the Gulf War bombing of Baghdad, the reopening of Kabul after the fall of the Taliban regime. Occasionally, he becomes part of the story. He and his crew intervened during the Tiananmen Square  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Simpson, John, 1944-
Simpson's world.
New York : Miramax Books, ©2003
(OCoLC)988939877
Named Person: John Simpson; John Simpson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Simpson
ISBN: 1401300413 9781401300418
OCLC Number: 52891502
Description: 423 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: John Simpson.
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"In his role as "professional traveler," BBC correspondent John Simpson has not only made the acquaintance of dictators and terrorists, but also witnessed the pivotal events of the past decades: the riots in Tiananmen Square, the Gulf War bombing of Baghdad, the reopening of Kabul after the fall of the Taliban regime. Occasionally, he becomes part of the story. He and his crew intervened during the Tiananmen Square riots to save a soldier from being killed. His on-the-scene coverage from Belgrade during the 1999 NATO action against Serbia created intense controversy in England. He was among the first journalists to enter Kabul after the Taliban were deposed; his offhand joke that "The BBC liberated Kabul" again stirred up controversy." "In Simpson's World, Simpson tells the stories behind the news clips. With characteristic wit and inexhaustible curiosity, and an uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time, he offers a ringside seat at every major event in recent global history in this collection of episodes."--Jacket.

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