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A Stunning and Memorable Account of Reporting From Some of the Most Dangerous Places in the World

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Martin Fletcher doesn't claim to be a hero. Yet he didn't flinch, either. 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?
These extraordinary, real-life adventure stories each examine different dilemmas facing a foreign correspondent. Can you eat the food of a warlord, who stole it from the starving? Do you listen politely to a terrorist threatening to blow up your children? Do you ask the tough questions of a Khmer Rouge killer, knowing he is your only ticket out of the Cambodian jungle? And above all, how do you stay sane faced with so much pain?

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312371180
0312371187
Branch Call Number: BIO Fletcher M.
Characteristics: xvi, 254 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. ;,25 cm.

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Oct 13, 2016

Oh, wow! A real, genuine reporter! And pray tell, what has this reporter done while breaking the news?!
I cannot recall ever learning anything newsworthy from this entity!

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