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The Place At The End Of The World: Essays From The Edge

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A collection of essays from the frontline from a war correspondent, this title includes real stories from a near-abandoned hospital in Chechnya to bombed-out Tora Bora in Afghanistan, from Saddam Hussein's derelict palace in Baghdad to the inner-city barrios of Kingston, Jamaica.
Paperback, 432 pages
Published January 2006 by Bloomsbury
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Mark Farley
Quite like the author's previous work, Madness Visible, this book invokes the subtle truth and tragedy behind many of the different conflicts our leaders insist on taking us into (often under protest). Unlike her last book, this collection of tender and frank articles gives us a wide and saddening overview of war. The last chapter (an intensely personal and brilliant account of the author's own personal fight) is just so moving and captures the essence of life and the tribulations that we go thr ...more
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Nov 07, 2013 Nadia rated it really liked it
I've never been to a war place, a wreckage of it.
But I've always wanted to go to one. To see one, really.
Because, it's pitiful and heart-wrenching, how civilians become so devastated and helpless, victimized, to say the least.

And in this book, it described the lives of war. The people, the family, society, country. And in people, there are emotions. If human emotions are easy to read, easy to handle-with-care, conveniently discussed, wars are not so much of an issue, aren't they?
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Jun 15, 2011 Shanna rated it it was amazing
Janine diGiovanni lives the life I dreamed of when I was in college. She has reporting from war zones famous and not so famous for nearly the past 20 years. This book is a good sampling of the human lives behind the wars in Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, and she offers a poignant essay on the aftermath of 9/11 in a small New Jersey town.
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Jan 15, 2014 Cherie rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
A- Really compelling essays - about the mines the destroy people after war, about how neighbors turn on each other, about the hate that destroys people and communities. Really powerful, and sad. Di Giovanni is an amazing journalist who captures the atrocities and horrors most don't see of war.
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Janine di Giovanni is one of Europe's most respected and experienced reporters, with vast experience covering war and conflict. Her reporting has been called "established, accomplished brilliance" and she has been cited as "the finest foreign correspondent of our generation".

Born in the US, she began reporting by covering the first Palestinian intifada in the late 1980s and went on to report nearl
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