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We Chose to Speak of War and Strife: The World of the Foreign Correspondent

Autor: Simpson, John

Editorial: Bloomsbury Publishing

Formato:Tapa Dura

Tipo Saldo

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We Chose to Speak of War and Strife: The World of the Foreign Correspondent :

In corners of the globe where fault lines seethe into bloodshed and civil war, foreign correspondents have, since the early nineteenth century, been engaged in uncovering the latest news and--despite obstacles bureaucratic, political, violent--reporting it by whatever means available. It's a working life that is difficult, exciting and glamorous.

These stories from the last two hundred years celebrate an endangered tradition. Where once dispatches were trusted to the hands of a willing sea captain, telegraph operator or stranger in an airport queue prepared to spirit a can of undeveloped film back to London, today the digital realm has transformed the relaying of the news--if the work of gathering it in the field has changed little.

We Chose to Speak of War and Strife brings us pivotal moments in history--from the Crimean War to Tiananmen Square and Sarajevo--through the eyes of those who witnessed them, and the astonishing tales of what it took to report them. Weaving in the history of the great correspondents who went before him, such as Alan Moorhead, Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway and Charles Wheeler, and offering extraordinary accounts from Simpson's own lifetime on the frontlines, this is a deeply personal book from a master of the profession.

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Lengua y Literatura   Journalism
Biografía y Autobiografía   Personal Memoirs

ISBN 13:9781408872222
ISBN 10:1408872226
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:384
Tamaño:9.21" l x 6.02" w x 0.38" h
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