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Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival Hardcover – May 1, 2006
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From one of America’s leading reporters comes a deeply personal, extraordinarily powerful look at the most volatile crises he has witnessed around the world, from New Orleans to Baghdad and beyond.
Dispatches from the Edge of the World is a book that gives us a rare up-close glimpse of what happens when the normal order of things is suddenly turned upside down, whether it’s a natural disaster, a civil war, or a heated political battle. Over the last year, few people have witnessed more scenes of chaos and conflict than Anderson Cooper, whose groundbreaking coverage on CNN has become the touchstone of twenty-first century journalism. This book explores in a very personal way the most important - and most dangerous - crises of our time, and the surprising impact they have had on his life.
From the devastating tsunami in South Asia to the suffering Niger, and ultimately Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Cooper shares his own experiences of traversing the globe, covering the world’s most astonishing stories. As a television journalist, he has the gift of speaking with an emotional directness that cuts through the barriers of the medium. In his first book, that passion communicates itself through a rich fabric of memoir and reportage, reflection and first-person narrative. Unflinching and utterly engrossing, this is the story of an extraordinary year in a reporter’s life.
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- ASIN : 0061132381
- Publisher : Harper; 1st edition (May 1, 2006)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780061132384
- ISBN-13 : 978-0061132384
- Item Weight : 1.05 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.87 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #691,711 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I think Cooper is an old soul much wiser than his years. This book and Anderson Cooper is the real deal. He eloquently put to print the atrocities he's witnessed in his never ending pursuit of "what really happened". I'm sure there are thousands of first responders, soldiers and victims that would like to put on paper what they've seen, witnessed and felt but you'd be hard pressed to put that into words like Mr. Cooper has done. Myself included. Don't put the pen done young man. Thanks for all you have done and I for one look forward to your future prose. Les French
This is an extremely empathic book. Anderson takes us into his own psyche, his own soul, through relating to us what he really felt after his father's death, and his brothers suicide. All of the imprints on his psyche make us aware of the fact that he is a very relatable journalist who really feels the angst of others and can descriptively and precisely deliver it to the reader.
I cannot say enough good things about this book. This is a must read. Even if you are not into current events, you, dear reader, will be into the humanity of the author, and will come away a changed person.
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