Dispatches from the Edge: Memoir of War, Disasters, & Survival

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Harper, Sep 1, 2008 - Television journalists - 222 pages
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From the tsunami in Sri Lanka to the war in Iraq to the starvation in Niger and ultimately to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Mississippi, Cooper gives us a firsthand glimpse of the devastation that takes place, both physically and emotionally, when the normal order of things is violently ruptured on a massive scale. Cooper had been in his share of life-threatening situations before, but he had never seen human misery quite like this. Writing with vivid memories of his childhood and early career as a roving correspondent, Cooper reveals for the first time how deeply affected he has been by the wars, disasters, and tragedies he has witnessed, and why he continues to be drawn to some of the most perilous places on earth.--From publisher description.

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User Review  - Melissa - Goodreads

Fascinating but very depressing and scary because it's all true. A little hard to follow the timeline because it skips around, though it is clearly stated where and when the memory takes place. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Celia Jones - Goodreads

I thought this book was too jumpy, bouncing back and forth from past to present and again. I would have rated it less for that reason but I love the sincerity and heart behind the book. It was a much ... Read full review

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Anderson Cooper joined CNN in 2001 and has anchored his own program, "Anderson Cooper 360", since 2003. He had previously served as a correspondent for "ABC News" and was a foreign correspondent for "Channel One News". Cooper has won several awards for his work, including an Emmy. He graduated from Yale University in 1989 and also studied Vietnamese at the University of Hanoi. He writes regularly for "Details" magazine.

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