Buying the Night Flight: The Autobiography of a Woman Foreign Correspondent [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781891053160
  • Publisher: Garrett County Press
  • Publication date: 8/16/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 372
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Georgie Anne Geyer has reported on political events around the world for the past three decades. She is the author of numerous books including Guerilla Prince: The Untold Story of Fidel Castro. She holds twenty-one honorary degrees from various colleges and universities and is syndicated in nearly 120 newspapers.

Mike Royko was born in Chicago in 1932 and for much of his youth lived in the flat above his family's tavern on Milwaukee Avenue. Not only did he become the most widely read columnist in Chicago history, but his column was syndicated in more than 600 newspapers across the country. He was also the author of the classic account of city machine politics, Boss. Mike Royko's last column in the Chicago Tribune appeared in March 1997, a month before his death. His memorial service was held on a sunny day in Wrigley Field.Park: Race and Race Baseball in the Lost Season of 1932 (University of Alabama Press, 2011).

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Table of Contents


Preface
Introduction
I. To Die in Guatemala
II. Starting on the South Side
III. From the Streets of Chicago to the Whorehouses of Peru
IV. Santo Domingo: "You Didn't Have to Be Here"
V. New Cuba, Old Cuba
VI. Chile: Reform and Despair
VII. Che in Bolivia: They Made Him the Stranger
VIII. USSR: The Well-Fed Wolf
IX. Man of Steel
X. Men of Iron
XI. Entering the World of International Terrorism
XII. A Western Woman in Islam
XIII. Avida and Kernal
XIV. You Are Not in Our Plans
XV. Covering the Khomeinis and Their Dark Worlds
XVI. Buying the Night Flight
XVII. On Becoming a Columnist
XVIII. Other Worlds Traveled: From Ideals to Images
XIX. The Cold War Ends: And the World "Just Keeps Going"
Epilogue
Index
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