Reporting the Wars

Overview

Reporting the Wars was first published in 1957. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

News of the wars has always intrigued the public, from the time of the Napoleonic wars up to the present. In this period of the last century and a half, however, the character both of the public and of the news has changed. Mr. Mathews traces ...

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Overview

Reporting the Wars was first published in 1957. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

News of the wars has always intrigued the public, from the time of the Napoleonic wars up to the present. In this period of the last century and a half, however, the character both of the public and of the news has changed. Mr. Mathews traces the history of war news coverage from John Bell, who, in 1794, was probably the first war correspondent, to Ernie Pyle of World War II fame. The account is colorful, since war correspondents are notably adventurous individuals, and it is significant for a basic understanding of history, since the reporting of war news has represented a constant struggle against the forces of censorship and propaganda. The book is illustrated with newspaper cartoons.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816658237
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Edition description: Minnesota Archive Editions
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Mathews was a professor of history at Emory University. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy in charge of a wartime history project of the Bureau of Ordnance.

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Table of Contents

1 War News 3

2 War News Without War Correspondents 7

3 Napoleon's Military Bulletins 12

4 The Genesis of Newspaper War Correspondence 31

5 The Mid-Century Revolution 52

6 American Bohemians 79

7 The Wars of Italian and German Unification 102

8 Heralds of the Imperialistic Wars 124

9 Cosmopolitanism And Sensationalism 141

10 World War I 155

11 World War II 174

12 Censorship and Control 197

13 Official War News 217

14 The Profession of War Correspondence 241

15 The Literature of War Correspondence 250

Notes 295

Index 313

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