The Resource Live from the battlefield : from Vietnam to Baghdad : 35 years in the world's war zones, Peter Arnett

Live from the battlefield : from Vietnam to Baghdad : 35 years in the world's war zones, Peter Arnett

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Live from the battlefield : from Vietnam to Baghdad : 35 years in the world's war zones
Title
Live from the battlefield
Title remainder
from Vietnam to Baghdad : 35 years in the world's war zones
Statement of responsibility
Peter Arnett
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Peter Arnett is undeniably the dean of his generation's war correspondents, a breed apart. Daring, wily, willing to put himself at enormous risk for a story. Arnett is a thinking man and a man of action. From his youth in New Zealand in the 1940s, Arnett knew journalism would be his ticket to the world. And it was - to Bangkok; then to Laos, where Arnett swam across the Mekong River to file his dispatches from Thailand; and then on to Indonesia, where he traveled with Sukarno until he was expelled after only thirteen months for his reporting on the developing war
  • In 1962, Arnett was sent to Vietnam along with David Halberstam, Neil Sheehan, Mal Browne, Stanley Karnow and the rest of a new young group of foreign correspondents that would later include Dan Rather, Ted Koppel and Peter Jennings. When American ground forces were committed, Arnett went right in with them. His controversial coverage for the Associated Press incurred the wrath of President Johnson but won him a Pulitzer Prize. After the fall of Saigon, when many of his peers had gone, Arnett stayed behind to get the whole story
  • With the dedication, passion and intelligence that one finds in great foreign correspondents, Arnett has pursued the whole story ever since. After covering wars in Cyprus and Lebanon, he joined CNN in 1981. News was going live, twenty-four hours a day, and Arnett was going with it - from San Salvador to Moscow to Iraq. And then to Afghanistan, after the defeat of the Soviet-sponsored government, a place of anarchic conflict, where Islamic radicals plot to export terrorism to the mainland United States. Satellite communications have forever changed the way we see war. Arnett's on-the-ground reporting of the Gulf War from Baghdad had an immediacy and suspense we had not experienced before. No one who watched will ever forget
  • Now, in the same vivid eye-of-the-Desert-Storm way in which he reported the drama and danger of the Gulf War, Peter Arnett shares the adventures, the gambles and the glory of his lifemore than thirty-five years inside the world's war zones
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DPB
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1934-
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Arnett, Peter
Dewey number
  • 070.4/333/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN5596.A76
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Arnett, Peter
  • War correspondents
  • Journalists
  • Arnett, Peter
  • Journalists
  • War correspondents
  • New Zealand
Label
Live from the battlefield : from Vietnam to Baghdad : 35 years in the world's war zones, Peter Arnett
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I. 1934 -- 1962. -- Pt. II. 1962 -- 1975. -- Pt. III. 1974-1990. -- Pt. IV. 1990 -- 1991. -- Pt V. 1993
Edition
1st Touchstone ed.
Extent
1 online resource (463 pages, [16] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036702248
Label
Live from the battlefield : from Vietnam to Baghdad : 35 years in the world's war zones, Peter Arnett
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I. 1934 -- 1962. -- Pt. II. 1962 -- 1975. -- Pt. III. 1974-1990. -- Pt. IV. 1990 -- 1991. -- Pt V. 1993
Edition
1st Touchstone ed.
Extent
1 online resource (463 pages, [16] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036702248

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