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Reporting the War: Freedom of the Press from the American Revolution to the War on Terrorism

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John Byrne Cooke's fascinating look at wartime reporting from the American Revolution to Iraq is now available in paperback. The press has consistently influenced public perception of wars, and hasoften affected their course. Cooke--son of news icon Alistair Cooke--reveals how the government has tried to suppress opposing opinion, and how the press has struggled to preserv ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 11th 2008 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade (first published January 1st 2007)
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Jessica
Cooke expertly displays the fifth estate in its complicated wartime glory.

He points out the convoluted links- and secrets- between the military, government, and media during American wars. The book is filled with an impressive amount of nuanced research. At times he gently chastises the press' lack of involvement; at others, he commends them for fulfilling their watchdog role to point out how political actions and motivations are often hidden or distorted. However, I don't think he emphasized me
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