A highly decorated Green Beret commander and acclaimed military writer, Jim Morris spent his post-Vietnam years as a journalist on assignment in the world's most dangerous battle zones. Armed only with a reporter's eye and a soldier's heart, he covered the Third World conflicts that served to forge a post-Cold War world, shaping both lasting peace and sowing the seeds of global terrorism. An embedded journalist, years before the term was coined, he bore witness to the fierce realities and uncertain outcomes of guerilla warfare.
From the jungles of Southeast Asia to the shattered peace of the Middle East and the violent twilight world of El Salvador, here are the frontline dispatches of a veteran reporter and seasoned soldier. Inevitably the only reporter on the scene, Morris chronicles more than combat shrouded in the fog of war. Living among the soldiers, these remarkable battlefield reports capture the extraordinary courage, unwavering faith, and the dark humor common to all combat troops.
"Splendid . . . a realistic account of a life of constant adventure." -William E. Colby, Former CIA Director