Buying the Night Flight: The Autobiography of a Woman Foreign Correspondent

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Garrett County Press, Aug 16, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 372 pages
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In Buying the Night Flight Georgie Anne Geyer, one of the first American women to cover wars abroad, tells of her thrilling rise from cub reporter to foreign correspondent as she made her way into the male-dominated world of journalism. Born from thirty years of reporting experience, Geyer transports the reader to Guatemala, Cuba, Egypt, Russia, and Cambodia, recounting the history and politics, adventure and extremism of the times with rare insight, humor, and passion. Told with a brilliance and dead-on honesty, this book vividly captures the triumphs of a determined and talented young reporter.

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Starting on the South Side
From the Streets of Chicago to the Whorehouses of Peru
You Didnt Have to Be Here
New Cuba Old Cuba
Reform and Despair
They Made Him the Stranger
Entering the World of International Terrorism
A Western Woman in Islam
Avida and Kemal
You Are Not in Our Plans
Covering the Khomeinis and Their Dark Worlds
Buying the Night Flight
On Becoming a Columnist
And the World Just Keeps Going

Man of Steel
Men of Iron

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Georgie Anne Geyer is a veteran foreign correspondent and a syndicated columnist on international affairs. She is renowned for her in-depth interviews with world leaders, including Anwar Sadat, Saddam Hussein, numerous American presidents, and the elusive Fidel Castro, the subject of her controversial book "Guerrilla Prince". Her 10 books also include her own fascinating autobiography, "Buying the Night Flight.

Mike Royko (1932-1997) worked as a daily columnist for the "Chicago Daily News," the "Chicago Sun-Times," and the "Chicago Tribune," His Pulitzer Prize-winning columns were syndicated in more than 600 newspapers across the country.

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