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We chose to speak of war and strife : the world of the foreign correspondent / John Simpson.

Author:
Simpson, John, 1944- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • London : Bloomsbury, 2016.
  • ©2016.
Description:
xvii, 366 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"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, and 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 line prepared to spirit a can of undeveloped film back to New York, today the digital realm has transformed the relaying of the news--if the work of gathering it in the field has changed little."--Dust jacket.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-351) and index.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781408872222 ((HB))
  • 1408872226 ((HB))
  • 9781408872239 ((PB))
  • 1408872234 ((PB))
  • ((EPUB))
OCLC:
960302140
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