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Over There: From the Bronx to Baghdad: A Memoir

Over There: From the Bronx to Baghdad: A Memoir (Hardback, New title)

By Feuer, Alan

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A very different kind of war memoir - a wry, sardonic and uncommonly funny account of one amateurish yet principled reporter's encounter with the absurdities of the second Iraq war Highly ambitious yet deeply ambivalent about the impending war, New York Times reporter Alan Feuer ...was sent to the Middle East to cover the US invasion of Iraq in the spring of 2003. He was not alone: over 700 embedded news reporters planned on locking step with the military, and multitudes more, biding their time until Baghdad fell, would follow in their wake. In this gin-soaked yet scrupulously honest look at a reporter in wartime, Feuer describes this international media swarm, not to mention the local opportunists and unscrupulous profiteers, to exhilarating and profound effect. In these pages you'll meet a desert Donald Trump, the stiletto-heeled Rania (who'll bribe aborder guard or introduce you to the Queen - all for the right price) as well as the Times bureau chiefs who decide what, and how much of it, is fit to print. Clear-eyed and ever cognizant of the moral quicksand that surrounds him, Feuer recounts the interactions that form the news in stylish prose wedded to a wry, dry wit.
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ISBN 9781582433271
Released AU 4 May 2005
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Hardback, New title
Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781582433271
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint Counterpoint
Released 4 May 2005
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Feuer, Alan
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
Asian / Middle Eastern History
Warfare & Defence
Number of Pages 296
Dimensions Width: 139mm
Height: 215mm
Spine: 27mm
Dewey Code 956.70443
Weight 454g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Iraq War, 2003 - Personal narratives, American., Iraq War, 2003- - Personal narratives, American.
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade