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A Reporter S Life

Author : Walter Cronkite
ISBN : 9780345411037
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 22. 34 MB
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One of America's most trusted journalists describes his youth, his early career as a reporter, his work as a war correspondent, and his rise to the pinnacle of television news, sharing his views on the media, news, and the American condition

Peter Jennings

Author : Lynn Sherr
ISBN : 9781586486327
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Peter Jennings was the sole anchor of ABC's World News Tonight from 1983 until his death from cancer in 2005. For many Americans, he was the voice and face that gave shape and meaning to every day's news. But who was Peter Jennings really? In this absorbing biography, readers will get to know Jennings through the memories of his friends, family, competitors, colleagues, and interview subjects. Their stories are full of surprises. Jennings, we learn, was a high school dropout who spent the rest of his life in pursuit of knowledge. He traveled the world in search of stories, a notebook perpetually thrust through his back belt loop. In his front pocket, he carried a miniature copy of the Constitution, a testament to his love for the United States; a Canadian by birth, Jennings acquired American citizenship in 2003. Peter Jennings was a celebrity, of course—a dashingly handsome and elegant man, famous for his ability to charm women and world leaders alike—but in these pages he is remembered as a loyal friend and a devoted family man, who loved nothing more than to canoe with his kids and listen to jazz with his friends in the Hamptons. Not that he was the relaxing sort. Jennings was a task-master, who ripped other reporters' pieces to shreds, forcing them to rewrite from the ground up. He was a perfectionist, too, who drove his fellow correspondents crazy with his ad-libbed questions on the air. It was all about standards. Throughout his life, Peter Jennings was driven by a passion to seek the truth and convey that truth accurately, simply, cleanly, and elegantly to his American audience. He was our voice.

Muddy Boots And Red Socks

Author : Malcolm W. Browne
ISBN : UOM:39015028917048
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 27. 92 MB
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A compelling and adventurous memoir by a noted foreign correspondent tells of his thirty years of exciting experiences in the field, covering stories all over the globe, from Cuba and Argentina to Vietnam and Saudi Arabia. 20,000 first printing. Tour.


Author : Ian Stewart
ISBN : 1565123808
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 60. 80 MB
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In a day-to-day account of life as a war correspondent, a journalist recounts being ambushed by rebels while on assignment in Africa, an ambush that left him critically wounded and one of his colleagues dead.


Author : John Chadwick
ISBN : 1847486134
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'They're shelling our rear lines, ' said the Pakistani officer 'Not to worry. It's over our heads There you have it. The entire subcontinent in a nutshell. From his leisurely retirement in the heart of rural England, former Reuters journalist John Chadwick reflects on the hurly-burly of forty years of news chasing that took him from the Upper Nile to the Arctic Circle and from Pakistan to the Pacific Coast of America. John Chadwick's first Reuters job was the Cod War. He reported from JFK's America and the United Nations, covered Indo-Pakistan and Middle East conflicts and reported from European capitals before, during and after the Wall. He's found time to train new generations and indulge his love of literature and music from Mozart to Jelly-Roll Morton.

The Night Of The Gun

Author : David Carr
ISBN : 9781471108426
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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David Carr was an addict for more than twenty years -- first dope, then coke, then finally crack -- before the prospect of losing his newborn twins made him sober up in a bid to win custody from their crack-dealer mother. Once recovered, he found that his recollection of his 'lost' years differed -- sometimes radically -- from that of his family and friends. The night, for example, his best friend pulled a gun on him. 'No,' said the friend (to David's horror, as a lifelong pacifist), 'It was you that had the gun.' Using all his skills as an investigative reporter, he set out to research his own life, interviewing everyone from his parents and his ex-partners to the policemen who arrested him, the doctors who treated him and the lawyers who fought to prove he was fit to have custody of his kids. Unflinchingly honest and beautifully written, the result is both a shocking account of the depths of addiction and a fascinating examination of how -- and why -- our memories deceive us. As David says, we remember the stories we can live with, not the ones that happened.

Freetown Ambush

Author : Ian Stewart
ISBN : 1904132294
Genre : Sierra Leone
File Size : 38. 88 MB
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Ian Stewart, West Africa bureau chief for the Associated Press, was ambushed whilst covering the battles for the streets of Sierra Leone's besieged capital of Freetown. This is an account not only of the road to recovery but a fascinating, in-depth look at the life of a war correspondant.

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