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A Measure of Danger: The Memoirs of Legendary War Correspondent Michael Nicholson
     

A Measure of Danger: The Memoirs of Legendary War Correspondent Michael Nicholson

by Michael Nicholson
 

Over the past 25 years, Michael Nicholson has covered more wars and conflicts than almost any other TV reporter. Vietnam and Cambodia, Israel and Lebanon, Cyprus and Soweto, Angola and the Falklands – Michael Nicholson reported them all.

A Measure of Danger is a classic insider's account of the men who fight and those who report the fighting,

Overview

Over the past 25 years, Michael Nicholson has covered more wars and conflicts than almost any other TV reporter. Vietnam and Cambodia, Israel and Lebanon, Cyprus and Soweto, Angola and the Falklands – Michael Nicholson reported them all.

A Measure of Danger is a classic insider's account of the men who fight and those who report the fighting, of the brave and the foolish, the leaders and the led, the victors and the victims. Above all, it is an ironic, vivid and unforgettable testament to the brutality and the futility of war.

This ebook edition has been updated to include the Gulf Wars – his reporting of which led to Michael Nicholson being awarded the OBE – and his return to the Falklands in 2012.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781908556363
Publisher:
Apostrophe Books Ltd
Publication date:
01/21/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
4 MB

Read an Excerpt

Excerpt: “It was not, I suppose, the ideal way to begin a career as a foreign correspondent: to arrive in Nigeria the day Soviet tanks rolled into Prague. In August 1968 the world watched on television as the Czechs stood defiant at the start of their doomed revolution and I, stranded thousands of miles away, mourned what I thought was ambition stillborn.”

Latest reviews:

“I can think of very few people better qualified to write about war than Michael Nicholson.” – Lord (Paddy) Ashdown

“A fine cocktail of contemporary analysis, anecdote and humour. Fascinating.” – Gerald Seymour

“One of the most professional journalists you could ever hope to work with any time, any place.” – Don McCullin

“I always admired his ability to get there before anyone else and get the story back.” – Sandy Gall

Meet the Author

Michael Nicholson is one of the world’s most travelled and most decorated television foreign correspondents. He has braved 18 war zones over the past 40 years, picking up a host of awards. Michael is a familiar face in Britain’s homes as a former anchor of ITV’s Evening News and a correspondent for long-running current affairs series Tonight. He has won numerous British and international awards for his reports – from Biafra, Cyprus and Vietnam – and has twice been named the Royal Television Society Journalist of the Year. For his coverage of the Falklands War he was given the prestigious Richard Dimbleby Award by BAFTA. In 1991, Michael was awarded the OBE for his reporting of the Gulf War. His books include The Partridge Kite, Red Joker, December Ultimatum, Pilgrims Rest, Across the Limpopoand his memoir A Measure of Danger. His book Natasha’s Story, the gripping account of how he bought an orphan from war-torn Bosnia home to the UK, was made into the Hollywood film Welcome to Sarajevo in 1997.

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