The follow-up to Fisk's authoritative and highly acclaimed 'The Great War for Civilisation', which charted his 30-year career as a reporter in the war zones of the Middle East. .
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From reviews for 'The Great War for Civilisation': 'Brilliant...this powerfully-written book is filled with accounts of horror, pain and injustice. His triumph is that he has turned a slightly dubious and over-romanticised craft into a honorable vocation.' Independent 'His forte is straight reporting, such as his three interviews with Osama bin Laden. At least as good are his meetings with Saddam Hussein, Khomeini and Sadeq Khalkhali, the hanging judge of the Iranian revolution, and his close-ups of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the launch of Saddam's war against Iran, an ambush by Islamists of an Algerian police patrol, and a lift into trouble in an Apache attack helicopter on the Iraq/Turkey border.' Guardian 'A stimulating and absorbing book, by a man who speaks Arabic, who has known the region better than most, and has met the leading players, from Bin Laden to Ahmad Chalabi. A formidable production.' New York Times 'Full of furious, vivid and highly personalised writing...An important book by an intrepid and talented writer.' Literary ReviewAbout the Author:
The most decorated British foreign correspondent, Fisk has been based in the Middle East for the last twenty-five years, and his knowledge of the area is unparalleled. He writes daily for the Independent and is syndicated in Italy (La Repubblica), Spain (El País) and France (Le Monde), amongst others. He has been awarded the British International Journalist of the Year award seven times and has also received the Amnesty International UK Press Award twice.
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