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We chose to speak of war and strife : the world of the foreign correspondent

Author: John Simpson
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In corners of the globe where fault-lines erupt into bloodshed and civil war, foreign correspondents have, for hundreds of years, been engaged in uncovering the latest news and--despite obstacles bureaucratic, political, and violent--reporting it by whatever means available. It's a working life that is difficult, exciting, and undeniably glamorous. These stories celebrate an endangered tradition. Where once  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Simpson
ISBN: 9781408872222 1408872226 9781408872239 1408872234
OCLC Number: 960302140
Description: xvii, 366 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: A glamorous existence? --
Palaeojournalism --
Genesis of a news story --
Getting there --
Journeys --
M.O. --
Scoops --
Facing the dictators --
Taking risks --
The playground of war --
Civilian targets --
Back-up --
Getting involved --
Sacrifice and survival.
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From distinguished foreign correspondent John Simpson, a fascinating history of what it is to risk life and limb to bring home news of the troubled world.  Read more...

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Great stories, sometimes harrowing, sometimes hilarious -- Carmen Callil * Daily Telegraph, on 'Strange Places, Questionable People' * So vivid I could feel my heart beating -- Jonathan Mirksy * Read more...

 
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