From the front: the story of war featuring correspondents' chronicles
In this gripping archive of war, Michael S. Sweeney presents a fascinating history of the evolution of warfare and of war correspondenceŰfrom soldiers working double-duty as recorders of war to today’s journalists who don helmets in pursuit of their story. Along the way, readers will discover the important role photographers and writers have played in influencing war, its strategies, and its outcomes. From the Crimean War in 1854 to the ongoing war against terrorism in the 21st century, discover the story of war in all its horror, triumph, and global impact. Then see it brought to life from the home frontŰand recorded for posterity—by correspondents reporting from the front lines. In From the Front, Sweeney takes readers to witness war through astonishing photography, maps, artwork, and compelling text. In addition, he features the vivid, first-hand accounts of the journalists who captured war. Among its memorable moments, the book reveals a close-up view of the ill-fated charge of the Light Brigade and, later, Custer’s last stand; remembers the Spanish Civil War, featuring accounts of Ernest Hemingway; relives the London Blitz, with a focus on broadcaster Edward Murrow; and forever documents obscure Vietnam battlefields through the lens of Larry Burrows. The first book of its kind, From the Front fosters rare insight into the telling of war, and shows, in exquisite detail, how the tales have shaped our lives.
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From the front: the story of war featuring correspondents' chroniclesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This encyclopedia of wartime journalism is a sweeping visual history, pairing writings and photographs that showcase the author's considerable expertise with a sprinkling of contributions from various ... Read full review
Review: From the Front: The Story of War Through CorrespondentsUser Review - Don LaFountaine - Goodreads
The book puts you in a war from the viewpoint of the correspondents. It was wonderfully written, and a must read for anyone who wants to learn about the gruesome horrors of war from a non-soldier point of view. Read full review