Deadlines On The Front Line, Travels With a Veteran War Correspondent

The author has more than 40 years experience in following wars in 30 combat zones so his guide is bound to be entertaining and informative. He has been described as “Bill Bryson meets Tom Clancy in Faulty Towers” but the reader can decide if that is a fair description in a funny and tragic guide to recent and current conflicts. – Highly Recommended


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NAME: Deadlines On The Front Line, Travels With a Veteran War Correspondent
FILE: R2820
AUTHOR: Paul Moorcraft
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: hard back 
PAGES: 230
PRICE: £25.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: war correspondent, academic, policeman, paramilitary, author, film 
producer, political pundit, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka, 
Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe

ISBN: 1-52673-949-6

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DESCRIPTION:   The author has more than 40 years experience in following 
wars in 30 combat zones so his guide is bound to be entertaining and 
informative. He has been described as “Bill Bryson meets Tom Clancy in 
Faulty Towers” but the reader can decide if that is a fair description in a 
funny and tragic guide to recent and current conflicts. -  Highly Recommended

The author has travelled widely and filled a number of roles. As a war correspondent 
he has covered some 30 combat zones over a forty year period and his career might 
be described as chequered. One description applied has been “His Rambo ambitions 
are constantly thwarted by his Danny DeVito capabilities”. Just why comments of 
this kind have been made is for the reader to decide in reading this entertaining and 
engaging book. Anyone who packs in as much experience over the decades is more 
likely to attract comment from those who have experienced far less.

Having written more than thirty books, covering a very wide range of topics, the 
author can be expected to have mastered word craft and does not disappoint. His 
involving text is supported by many very interesting images through the body of text.

In the 'snowflake' generation there is much talk of 'bucket lists' but much time spent 
engaging social media over a hot tablet and living virtually. The author is from a 
generation that just went out and did things. That often involved starting out learning 
on the job, rather than a gentle self-indulgent three year drinking session after school, 
and trying new things, not because a 'celebrity' embraced a new fad but, because 
opportunities were there and were seized. In the process many had exciting, 
interesting, rewarding careers with twists and turns along the way, and a few really 
packed in several lifetimes in what may look like chaos but had a logic for the 
individual. The life guide was a belief that each day should be greeted 
enthusiastically as a grand day to die.