Gr 4-7-Hamilton's book opens with a picture from an electronics store where all of the TVs are tuned to events in Iraq, the "living room war." The author asks, "Did today's real-time reporting help our understanding of what really happened in the war with Iraq?" Ultimately this question can only be answered when the distance and perspective of history are applied. The author does offer a clear description of the concept of "embedded" journalists and gives a concise history of the press in earlier American conflicts. There is too brief a mention of al-Jazeera, the Arabic television network, although the text mentions that instances of pro-American and pro-Iraqi biases can be found in most media coverage. Short chapters with numerous photographs and graphics, a concluding time line, and a page of "fast facts" make this cursory overview of the topic a serviceable starting point for reports. However, the lack of sources or a list for further reading is a serious and rather obvious shortcoming.-Harriett Fargnoli, Great Neck Library, NY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.