At Home in the World: Collected Writings from The Wall Street Journal

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 24, 2002 - Political Science - 300 pages
Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl became the focus of international concern when he was kidnapped by Islamic extremists in Pakistan while investigating a story. News of his brutal murder in February 2002 was universally denounced, a tragic loss of a good man and a compassionate journalist who was at home anywhere in the world.
At Home in the World celebrates Pearl's life through 50 of his best stories. Edited by his longtime friend and colleague, Helene Cooper, At Home in the World gives testimony to Mr. Pearl's extraordinary skill as a writer and to his talent for friendship and collaboration. With datelines from the United States and abroad, the articles showcase a dogged reporter who never lost sight of the humanity behind the news. A foreword by his widow, Mariane Pearl, and a contribution by his father, Judea Pearl, celebrate his desire to change the world, his basic decency and fair-mindedness and his sense of fun and love of family.
Mr. Pearl's eye for quirky stories -- many of which appeared in the Journal's iconic "middle column" -- and his skill in tracking leads, uncovering wrongdoing and making friends of strangers of all backgrounds and cultures are apparent throughout this carefully assembled collection. The selections range from child beauty pageants in the South to the making of the world's largest Persian rug to the Taliban's exploitation of a gemstone market in order to fund terrorism. Anecdotes from friends and colleagues in the introduction to each section provide background, context and a glimpse of his life at the Journal.
At Home in the World keeps alive Daniel Pearl's spirit through his words and the work that was so important to him.
 

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Angelina Jolie just finished wrapping a biopic about the Pearls. She plays Daniel's effing awesome (sorry, that's just the best way to describe her) wife, Mariane. I haven't read this from beginning ... Read full review

Contents

PART
1
Portrait of the Artist in Search of Patrons in
7
A Tough U S Cop With a Daunting Beat
14
Call
21
How 2 Florida Firms Fooled Stockholders
29
To Be a Black Cop Can Mean Walking a Very Fine Line 5792
36
Beware If Turner Buys Television
46
PART
53
Hot Item in Iran Now Is Visa
148
Certain Work Is Foreign to Saudis but Thats
153
Despite Deregulation Rural Phone
161
Perfect in Emergencies? Try Again 41895
167
PART FIVE
175
Why PayPhone Calls Can Get So Expensive
182
Fliers Protest Veterans
189
Lots of Talk
208

These Songs Bring Tears to Your Eyes or Something
61
PART THREE
71
MuchSmuggled Gem Called
82
Drug Firms Incentives to Pharmacists
89
Behind Ciplas Offer of Cheap AIDS Drugs
97
In Irans Holy City Islamic Factions
108
Where Is CocaCola Not the Real
114
How Many Ways Can You Skin a Cow? 71901
122
The Difficult Search
132
Iraqs Best Planes Are Mainly in Iran 42998
141
Amid Global Turmoil Wild Times in Trading
217
ExBCCI Employees Say Banks Notoriety
229
Sturgeon Surgeons Extract the Caviar and Spare
240
This Persian Rug Should Set
250
Demolition Derby a Lawless Sport Gets Some Rules 10494
258
Sky Warriors Take WouldBe Flyboys on Flights
262
Going to the Top Wont Get You to Bottom
268
Acknowledgments
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Mariane Pearl is an award-winning documentary film director who produced and hosted a daily radio show for Radio France Internationale and has written for TÚlÚrama. She lives in New York.

Helene Cooper is the Pulitzer Prize–winning Pentagon correspondent for The New York Times, having previously served as White House Correspondent, diplomatic correspondent, and the assistant editorial page editor. Prior to moving to the Times, Helene spent twelve years as a reporter and foreign correspondent at The Wall Street Journal. She is the author of the bestselling memoir, The House at Sugar Beach, and Madame President, a biography of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. She was born in Monrovia, Liberia, and lives in the Washington, DC area.

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