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War Correspondents
     

War Correspondents

by Antony Loveless
 

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In today's world, most people do not take part in dangerous activities during their day at work. For some people, however, facing danger is very much part of their everyday working life. These brave men and women risk their own lives to fight for us and protect us-they do The World's Most Dangerous Jobs.

In the age of 24-hour news television, some war

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In today's world, most people do not take part in dangerous activities during their day at work. For some people, however, facing danger is very much part of their everyday working life. These brave men and women risk their own lives to fight for us and protect us-they do The World's Most Dangerous Jobs.

In the age of 24-hour news television, some war correspondents have become media stars. In the last century, the safety of war correspondents was usually respected by both sides involved in a conflict. Not so in modern warfare. This book describes the dangerous process of reporting on war and steps correspondents take to ensure their safety.

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Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
In recent years war correspondents have been killed in places such as Iraq, Afghanistan, and Chechnya. While fulfilling their duties, war correspondents are placed in dangerous situations that leave them prone to both death and injury. In this volume of the illustrated "The World's Most Dangerous Jobs" series readers are provided a fascinating look at the work that these intrepid journalists do. War Correspondents is structured in such a way that readers will learn a great deal about the assignments, responsibilities, duties, and risks that are part and parcel of these reporters daily life. Of particular interest are the actual experiences of war correspondents that are peppered in this book. Readers will learn about not only the dangers inherent in reporting in the midst of a warzone but also the contributions that these correspondents make. Sadly, the odds do sometimes catch up with war correspondents with casualties resulting. However, as readers of this fine book will discover, the price paid by some war correspondents is partially made up for by the knowledge these brave journalists contribute to society at large. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778751175
Publisher:
Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/31/2011
Series:
World's Most Dangerous Jobs Series , #10
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
1060L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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