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Author Fletcher, Martin, 1947-

Title Breaking news : a stunning and memorable account of reporting from some of the most dangerous places in the world / Martin Fletcher

Publ Info New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2008
Edition First edition
 RWU Main Library  PN5123.F44 A3 2008    AVAILABLE
 URI  PN5123 F44 A3 2008    AVAILABLE
Descript xvi, 254 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Clueless -- When luck ran out -- Salad days -- There is no God but God -- The home front -- Famine and the warlord -- The river of death -- "Kosovo, oh, how I love you" -- Living with terror
Note During three decades covering wars, revolutions, and natural disasters, Fletcher worked his way from news agency cameraman to top network correspondent, facing down his own fears while facing up to mass killers, warlords, and murderers. With humor and elegance, Fletcher describes his growth from clueless adventurer to grizzled veteran of the world's battlefields. His working philosophy of "Get in, get close, get out, get a drink," put him repeatedly in harm's way, but he never lost sight of why he did it. In a world obsessed with celebrities, leaders, and wealth, Fletcher took a different route: he focused on those left behind, those paying the price. He answers the question: Why should we care?--From publisher description
LC subject Fletcher, Martin, 1947-
Television journalists -- Great Britain -- Biography
ISBN 9780312371180