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The Resource Light and shadow : memoirs of a spy's son, Mark Colvin

Light and shadow : memoirs of a spy's son, Mark Colvin

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Light and shadow : memoirs of a spy's son
Title
Light and shadow
Title remainder
memoirs of a spy's son
Statement of responsibility
Mark Colvin
Title variation
Memoirs of a spy's son
Title variation remainder
memoirs of a spys son
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mark Colvin one of Australia's longest-serving broadcasters, as a reporter for more than two decades and the national radio evening institution he has become as host of PM since 1997. He reveals what it was like to discover his diplomat father was really an MI6 spy. And the reality of covering some of the most dangerous flashpoints of recent history: Tehran during the hostage crisis, the end of the Cold War, Iraq in the buildup to the First Gulf War and Rwanda in the direct aftermath of one of the worst massacres of the century. It was in Rwanda that Colvin contracted a life-threatening disease that put him in hospital for six months, often close to death. He recovered and began as host of PM. However the slow deterioration of his kidneys in 2010 saw him undertake three punishing years of dialysis while he continuing to broadcast daily. In a remarkable twist of fate, an Australian he met as a contact decided to give him a kidney in 2013. One Pair Of Eyes is the story of how someone dedicated to reporting on the world first hand, continued to try to do so by proxy when he was no longer able to-through the eyes of friends and fellow-correspondents, through reading and study, and more recently by putting himself at the forefront of the use of social media in journalism
Biography type
autobiography
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10563550
Cataloging source
ANL
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1952-
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Colvin, Mark
Dewey number
384.54092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Colvin, Mark
  • Foreign correspondents
  • Broadcasters
  • Journalists
  • Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
Target audience
adult
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memoirs of a spy's son
Label
Light and shadow : memoirs of a spy's son, Mark Colvin
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057880952
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780522870893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)953577203
Label
Light and shadow : memoirs of a spy's son, Mark Colvin
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057880952
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780522870893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)953577203

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