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The Resource We Chose to Speak of War and Strife

We Chose to Speak of War and Strife

Label
We Chose to Speak of War and Strife
Title
We Chose to Speak of War and Strife
Statement of responsibility
John Simpson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In corners of the globe where fault-lines seethe into bloodshed and civil war, foreign correspondents have, for hundreds of years, 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 undeniably glamorous. We Chose to Speak of War and Strife brings us pivotal moments in our history - from the Crimean War to Vietnam; the siege of Sarajevo to the fall of Baghdad - through the eyes of those who risked life and limb to witness them first hand, and the astonishing tales of what it took to report them.These stories celebrate an endangered tradition. Where once despatches 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 - even if the work of gathering it in the field has changed little. Weaving the tales of the greats of yesterday and today, such as Martha Gellhorn, Ernest Hemingway, Don McCullin and Marie Colvin, with extraordinary accounts from his own lifetime on the frontlines, this is a deeply personal book from a master of the profession, the most distinguished foreign correspondent of our time
Summary
A fascinating history of what it is to risk life and limb to bring home news of the troubled world from a distinguished foreign correspondent
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10551813
Cataloging source
BT
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1944-
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Simpson, John
Dewey number
920
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Autobiography
  • Business
  • History
  • Education
Target audience
adult
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the world of the foreign correspondent
Label
We Chose to Speak of War and Strife
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:BLM_328793
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781408872253
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
We Chose to Speak of War and Strife
Control code
BORROWBOX:BLM_328793
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781408872253
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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