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Dispatches from the edge : a memoir of war, disasters, and survival

Author: Anderson Cooper
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, [2006] ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From the tsunami in Sri Lanka to the war in Iraq to the starvation in Niger and ultimately to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Mississippi, Cooper gives us a firsthand glimpse of the devastation that takes place, both physically and emotionally, when the normal order of things is violently ruptured on a massive scale. Cooper had been in his share of life-threatening situations before, but he had never seen human  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiographies
Biographies
Named Person: Anderson Cooper; Anderson Cooper
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anderson Cooper
ISBN: 0061132381 9780061132384 0061138053 9780061138058
OCLC Number: 64625040
Awards: Short-listed for Quill Awards (Biography/Memoir) 2006
Description: 212 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Tsunami: washed away --
Iraq: inkblots of blood --
Niger: night sweats --
Katrina: facing the storm.
Responsibility: Anderson Cooper.

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From the tsunami in Sri Lanka to the war in Iraq to the starvation in Niger and ultimately to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Mississippi, Cooper gives us a firsthand glimpse of the devastation that takes place, both physically and emotionally, when the normal order of things is violently ruptured on a massive scale. Cooper had been in his share of life-threatening situations before, but he had never seen human misery quite like this. Writing with vivid memories of his childhood and early career as a roving correspondent, Cooper reveals for the first time how deeply affected he has been by the wars, disasters, and tragedies he has witnessed, and why he continues to be drawn to some of the most perilous places on earth.--From publisher description.

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