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Reporting Iraq: An Oral History of the War by the Journalists who Covered It

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The world's best known reporters tell the story of what really happened in Iraq in a gripping and gritty narrative history of the war.

Included are contributions from fifty international journalists, including Dexter Filkins, The New York Times correspondent who won widespread praise for his coverage of Fallujah; Rajiv Chandrassekaran, author of Imperial Life in the Emeral
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Paperback, 300 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Melville House (first published 2007)
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ba
Feb 08, 2008 ba rated it it was amazing
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This book began as an article in the Columbia Journalism Review and was later expanded to book form. They interviewed 50 journalists, photographers and translators who had covered the war in Iraq through the end of 2006. The subjects are asked about their experience covering the war, and how that changed from the initial invasion through the heat of the so-called insurgency. What emerges is a glimpse of the working lives of reporters, but more so, an on-the-ground view of the war itself, perhaps ...more
Tara
Dec 27, 2012 Tara rated it really liked it
This was a very good, accessible read. As an oral history, you'll find that sometimes the words and phrasing comes across as a little disjointed, but that's entirely understandable given they're trying to formulate answers, recall specifics without the benefit of notes in front of them.

Having read extensively on this subject from other sources, I wasn't particularly surprised by anything I found here, however I still enjoyed their personal experiences and perspectives. Be forewarned: there are
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debbie
Apr 06, 2008 debbie rated it it was amazing
this book gave me a real birds eye view of war...for anyone who wonders what it is like to go through and experience war, i recommend this book...told by journalists who covered iraq from 2003 to 2006, this book opens your eyes to what both sides go through...very thought provoking...
Sally
Jan 05, 2008 Sally rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: those wanting a truer picture of conditions in Iraq.
Exerpts from interviews with over 40 reporters, photographers, and translators who have reported from Iraq, arranged chronologically, tell the story of deteriorating conditions for the media, civilians, and the military. Worth reading.
Onnesha
Dec 10, 2007 Onnesha rated it it was amazing
Blew my mind. The way we currently cover the war and war-time presidency is stupid, sterile, criminal. I think I'm going to interview these folks. Or write a review. Can't stop thinking about it.
Melville House Publishing
Feb 12, 2008 Melville House Publishing rated it it was amazing
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"Never in the fifty years that I have been in or around the news business have I read a better record of a historic event than this." -- Reese Schonfeld, founding president of CNN
Toph
Oct 06, 2008 Toph rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone interested in the war
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I really enjoyed this book! It gave a powerful first-hand perspective of the war in Iraq. Very interesting to read, gripping, informative. Amazing!
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