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Reporting America at War: An Oral History

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Now, for the first time, the nation's most respected reporters share their stories as the eyes and ears of the nation to create a fascinating oral history. Some of the most influential journalists of our time, including Christiane Amanpour, Walter Cronkite, Morley Safer, Peter Arnett and Andy Rooney convey the facts, the brutality and the drama of warfare and examine issue ...more
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Published October 1st 2003 by Blackstone Publishing
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Brian Page
Nov 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This oral history collection is perhaps even more relevant today in 2018 than it was upon publication in 2003. Reporting America at War: An Oral History lends perspective on the evolving relationship of the press and the government from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Bosnia, and into the Gulf conflicts. The discussions are of sufficient depth to reveal the nuances of that relationship. Most of the chapters are first-person recollections by all the famous reporters one would expect. The early chap ...more
Roger
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: War history buffs
An insightful book on how the news media has covered America's involvements in the major wars and police actions of the past century. It is objective and quite well written.
Andrew
Aug 08, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I had hoped this would be a introspective, balanced reflection on war correspondence. Instead, I found it to be a self-congratulatory look by the industry insiders who feel they have monopoly on war and the truth about war.
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