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Interview with History

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Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci interviews well-known political figures including Henry Kissenger, Nguyen Van Thieu, Golda Meir, Yasser Arafat, and others.
Paperback, 376 pages
Published May 1st 1977 by Houghton Mifflin (first published 1974)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Intervista con la storia=Interview with History, Oriana Fallaci
عنوان: مصاحبه با تاریخ ؛ نویسنده: اوریانا فالاچی؛ مترجم: پیروز ملکی؛ تهران؛ امیرکبیر، 1357؛ در 399 ص
Adri Villegas
Sep 30, 2013 Adri Villegas rated it it was amazing
Este libro debería ser lectura obligatoria para todos los estudiantes de periodismo y de historia, pues recoge los testimonios de 26 protagonistas de la post-guerra, especialmente de la política de los setentas. Es destacable la investigación previa que la autora hace de cada entrevistado, la habilidad con que logra que los personajes respondan sobre temas espinosos y la capacidad de mostrar a la faceta humana que hay detrás de quienes ostentan el poder. Tiene la ventaja adicional de que la peri ...more
Rana70s
Jun 16, 2015 Rana70s rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
جسارت فالاچى در حين و بعد از مصاحبه هايش مثال زدنى است. از هر درى كه بخواهد سوال مى پرسد، روى هر موضوعى كه بخواهد جوابش را كامل و واضح بداند، پافشارى مي كند و دست آخر راجع به شخصيتى كه روبرويش نشسته قضاوت مى كند، چون هيچ وقت نخواسته مثل يك ضبط صوت فقط كلام را ضبط كند بدون ارايه ى يك تحليل يا دست كم يك نظر شخصى...عواقب مصاحبه هايش را پيگيرى ميكند و به هيچ وجه حاضر نيست جمله اى از حرف هاى ادمى كه روبرويش نشسته را حذف كند يا بگويد چنين حرف هايى زده نشده. حتى اگر به خاطر آن حرف ها كشورها به هم بريزن ...more
ZaRi
هنری کیسینجر در مصاحبه با فالاچی اعتراف کرد که جنگ ویتنام را «جنگی بی فایده» می داند و افزود که خود را «یک کابویی می بیند که به تنهایی سوار بر اسب پیشاپیش کاروان دلیجان ها حرکت می کند.»
Ilaria
Sep 12, 2016 Ilaria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Questo libro non vuol essere qualcosa in più di ciò che è. Non vuole promettere nulla in più di ciò che promette cioè una testimonianza diretta e fornita attraverso una trentina di personaggi della storia contemporanea."

Intervista con la storia è uno dei libri della Fallaci che mi premeva più leggere, non solo perchè in questo modo il mio progetto di leggere tutto ciò che la Fallaci ha scritto prosegue, ma anche perchè la Fallaci è stata una giornalista eccezionale. In questo volume sono raccol
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Alain
Uno de esos pocos libros que entran en la categoría de libros que deberían ser obligatorios en cualquier carrera de ciencias sociales o humanidades en la universidad. Con la variedad de personajes entrevistados y los distintos temas tratados, esta recopilación de entrevistas permite dibujar un retrato de la década de los 60 y de los primeros años de los 70 mucho más fiel e interesante que el de la mayoría de libros de texto. Aparte, para los amantes del buen periodismo, siempre es un gustazo lee ...more
Nurliah
May 12, 2011 Nurliah rated it really liked it
Shelves: jurnalisme
Oriana Fallaci adlh jurnalis kelahiran italia merupakan pewawancara politik terkenal. Ia telah menulis byk buku. Salah satux buku ini. Buku lainnya berharap jg diterjenmahkan seperti letter to a child never born. Sebenarx ada 26 negarwan dan tokoh politik yg diwawancaraix dlm versi lainm tp dlm buku ini hy menampilkan 9 tokoh
Juan Pablo
Nov 28, 2008 Juan Pablo rated it it was amazing
Un libro increible para quien quiera encontrarse directamente con la Historia, conocer un poco más de los "poderosos de la Tierra", que determinaron en gran medida lo que se vivió el siglo XX, y también, por qué no, conocer a esta mujer fantástica que fue Oriana Fallaci.
Maisam
کتابی مرجع که ما را به گرد جهان می کشاند و تجربه می آموزی...
Ali Mirza
Sep 22, 2015 Ali Mirza rated it it was amazing
Superb book. What a journalist Oriana was, highly recommended for my fellow journalists and for those who really want to excel in communication industry
Diego
Aug 26, 2015 Diego rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Il primo libro dell'autrice che ho comprato e il secondo che ho finito.

Intervista con la Storia si tratta di una raccolta di interviste fatte a cavallo tra gli anni '60 e gli anni '70. Le personalità intervistate, 28, sono figure centrali nella politica globale del tempo.

Del tempo, sì. Oggi non passa giorno in cui i leader non siano intervistati. Oggi la Camusso, domani Renzi, poi la Boschi, poi Alfano, e così via. Ai tempi le interviste non erano così comuni, anzi erano piuttosto rare.

Ecco perc
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Procyon Lotor
L'elenco delle interviste: Henry Kissinger Nguyen Van Thieu Generale Giap Norodom Sihanuk Golda Meir Yassir Arafat George Habash Hussein di Giordania Indira Gandhi Al� Bhutto Sirimavo Bandaranaike Pietro Nenni Giulio Andreotti Giorgio Amendola Willy Brandt Ail� Selassi� Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Ahmed Zaki Yamani William Colby Otis Pike Mario Soares Alvaro Cunhal Santiago Carrillo Helder Camara Arcivescovo Makarios Alessandro Panagulis Mi rendo conto ora che molte le avevo (avevamo) gi� lette o perc ...more
Leela
Aug 25, 2016 Leela rated it did not like it
I read this book in 1976, in thick of the revolution. I agreed and enjoyed everything she said. 37 years later, I was re-arranging my books and found this TRASH again. I am so sorry in my youth and naivete, I believed how she described the Shah of Iran. I was and still am anti-Shah's policies, but I hate liars even more. "the knickknacks covered with rubies and sapphires, the corners of the table. And in that absurd and irritating glare of gold,emeralds,rubies and sapphires,I sat for ..."O.F.
Any
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mahatma
May 07, 2013 mahatma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
eduun...
susah dibilang: siapa mewawancara siapa.
fallaci sudah mengaku di depan, bahwa ia tidak bisa membebaskan diri dari penilaian personalnya. karena itu, ia tidak akan menyajikan wawancara dingin yang "obyektif", tapi sebuah debat yang menuntut, mengusut dan mirip interogasi. tokoh-tokoh yang disajikan dalam buku wawancara ini pemilihannya dilatari oleh kemuakannya pada kekuasaan. jijiknya pada para penguasa, yang sedikit banyak dan langsung tidak langsung telah membentuk sejarah dunia modern
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Shanawaz Ali
Aug 29, 2011 Shanawaz Ali rated it really liked it
Where do I begin in the praise of this remarkable woman and her interview with the most notable players of the power game of her time. She asks the right questions mostly, and gets great, meaningful answers.

Its intriguing to look at these people in hindsight and judge the impact they had on history and if their predictions come true. Several of the people interviewed were assassinated, Bhutto and Panagoulis to name two, the former intrigued her and she fell in love with the latter. So there's a
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Ali
Feb 24, 2007 Ali rated it did not like it
کتاب های خانم فالاچی را، البته آنها که به فارسی ترجمه می شدند، در جوانی و به این دلیل که همه می خواندند، خوانده ام. از آنها تقریبن چیزی به یاد ندارم، مگر این که یکی شان، شاید "زندگی، جنگ و..." در مورد ویتنام بود، و دیگری در مورد فضانوردان آمریکایی، و سومی...
همین قدر به یاد دارم که کارها همه ژورنالیستی بودند، هیاهوی بسیار برای هیچ
پس از آن جز مصاحبه هایش با نامداران سیاسی و رهبران جنبش های معترض، مثل مصاحبه با دکتر جرج حبش از رهبران فلسطینی، یا سیاستمدارانی چون خانم گلدا مایر یا خانم ایندیرا گاندی
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Bina
Aug 05, 2007 Bina rated it liked it
Recommends it for: journalists, cold war historians, wonks
Oriana Fallaci was like a rabid dog who ripped to shreds the likes of dictators and political buffoons; she was also quite charming and used her wiles to crumble her subjects' self-perception.

Her interviews function in part as histories of key political figures during the Cold War. They are painful and satisfying to read as she jabs pins in the facade that is politics and insults leaders for everything from their taste in coffee and their choice of wardrobe to their military policy.

I can't help
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Nathan Pearson
Apr 26, 2007 Nathan Pearson rated it liked it
Fallaci is to the political interview what Terri Gross is to the artistic one. Her formal, flinty preparedness and bravura questions call to mind a matador unafraid to break with convention, brandishing an irresistible cape -- it could be any size or color -- and then stepping deftly out of the way.

That said, the interviews compiled in this book are inevitably dated. Sometimes that makes for great reading, when one revisits historical detail not much discussed anymore, and often finds a nugget o
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Mike
Jan 18, 2012 Mike rated it it was amazing
A selection of interviews compiled as a book. Fallaci is concise, daring, brilliant and knows how to get to the heart and soul of the famous political figures she interviews. I am a long term devotee of Fallaci and think of her as the best in her field. The book is a little dated, but the all fourteen interviews come alive. When I got to the last one, Alexandros Panagoulis, I was on verge of tears in reading what the Greek Junta did to him. All interviews are revealing and to me were worth readi ...more
Kim
Dec 15, 2008 Kim rated it it was amazing
Oriana Fallaci is a goddess. I can't believe any of the men interviewed by her in this book agreed to do it for any other reason than they wanted to marry her. Then she made them all reveal themselves as evil, or stupid, or both. The Kissinger interview is awesome, as is the Ali Bhutto one. But they're all awesome, with the possible exception of some old Italian socialist who put me to sleep near the end of the book.

It's easy to see why the women (Golda Meir, Indira Ghandi) agreed to be intervie
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Karyn
Mar 31, 2012 Karyn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
Truly one of the greatest political journalists ever. Her skills as an interviewer and her courage in asking tough questions of heroes and tyrants alike, remain unsurpassed. Though this book is decades old, I recently reread it, and the relevance remains, for figures like Henry Kissinger, Golda Meir, Yassir Arafat, benazair Bhutto, etc., had an extraordinary impact on the world as we know it today. This is a brilliant collection of exceptional interviews by an extraordinary woman.
Joyce
Sep 29, 2016 Joyce rated it really liked it
Excellent read, especially for contemporary history buffs! I especially enjoyed the interviews with Golda Meir and Lech Walesa.

Oriana Fallaci was a very skilled interviewer. Her analysis and commentary, in combination with her interviews with certain leaders like Khomeini, Qaddafi, Bhutto, and Indira Gandhi, are very insightful.

Warning: many face palm moments...

4 stars because of poor editing: so many grammatical and spelling errors, missing words...
Laura
Nov 25, 2007 Laura rated it it was amazing
Such a successful (and generally rare) mix of politics, history, and journalist craft. Fallaci is opinionated and unapologetic in her interviews with (and hence portrayal of) these historically influential figures, all the while she accomplishes to render them as the complex characters they are . The intensity of the interviews permeates every page.
Frank P
Apr 25, 2015 Frank P rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Uno dei libri più deludenti che abbia mai letto. Sebbene le interviste siano fatte a personaggi interessanti e di tutto rispetto, in particolar modo nel campo politico mondiale, le interviste sono mediocri e le domande banali, probabilmente conseguenza della mancanza di obiettività e di spirito investigativo della giornalista (se così vogliamo chiamarla).
José-Antonio Villalobos
Mar 14, 2013 José-Antonio Villalobos rated it it was amazing
Oriana Fallaci fue una periodista con mucho carácter. No tuvo miedo. Este libro reúne una serie de entrevistas a personajes que forman parte de la historia del mundo, algunos intocables, y en las que Fallaci demuestra su habilidad para hacer preguntas y buscar todo aquello que no se quiere decir. Excelente.
Peter
Jun 04, 2008 Peter rated it really liked it
I first read this one in the early 80's. It may seem dated now, and Fallaci disgraced herself a bit, but this remains a vivid look, up close, at Power.

My political identity is 'anti-power' and I got that designation from her book, a long time ago.
Anette
Jul 25, 2016 Anette rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
What a woman! I read this book simply to try to understand Oriana Fallaci and how come she earned herself the status of one of the most inquiring (to put it lightly) journlist of the past century. And I was not disappointed.
Nada
Mar 09, 2016 Nada added it
Adri Villegas
Sep 30, 2013 Adri Villegas rated it it was amazing
Este libro debería ser lectura obligatoria para todos los estudiantes de periodismo y de historia, pues recoge los testimonios de 26 protagonistas de la post-guerra, especialmente de la política de los setentas.
Mary Shanley
Jul 16, 2012 Mary Shanley rated it really liked it
Interviews with heroes and villains by one of the most extraordinary journalists ever.

THIS BOOK IS A CLASSIC. Must read for would be journalists, or simply anyone
who would like to read a fearless woman ask the most difficult questions to a number
of the world best and worst leaders.
sinsin charehjoo
Feb 27, 2007 sinsin charehjoo rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: roozbe razl
I read it some years ago. maybe in 1992. few months ago roozbe write some things about this book on his blog. I read it again. Those part of the book that SHAH seid some thing about his dreams about EMAM REZA is very amazing.
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Fallaci was born in Florence, Italy. During World War II, she joined the resistance despite her youth, in the democratic armed group "Giustizia e Libertà". Her father Edoardo Fallaci, a cabinet maker in Florence, was a political activist struggling to put an end to the dictatorship of Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini. It was during this period that Fallaci was first exposed to the atrocitie ...more
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