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
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
IMAGE: B2820.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y4f8c4uo LINKS: 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.