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Twenty Tales from the War Zone by John Simpson
  

Twenty Tales from the War Zone

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John Simpson’s book describes the most powerful, shocking and sometimes downright hilarious experiences from his often dramatic career as a TV news journalist.

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Twenty Tales from the War Zone by John Simpson

Drawing on John Simpson's acclaimed volumes of autobiography and hitherto unpublished material, Twenty Tales from the War Zone brings together some of the highlights of his remarkable journalistic career. Whether dodging guerrillas at a cocaine market in Colombia, narrowly escaping a murderous Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan, interviewing a flatulent Colonel Gadaffi, crossing the border into Afghanistan dressed in a fetching bright blue burka or being kidnapped at gunpoint - or was it a finger in a pocket - in the backstreets of Belfast at the height of the troubles, Simpson paints a vivid picture of what being a journalist on the front line is all about, from low comedy to high drama. It's a rollercoaster ride that is sure to thrill anyone who dares to join it.

About the Author

John Simpson
John Simpson is the world affairs editor of the BBC. He has written four books about his life and travels, Strange Places, Questionable People, A Mad World My Masters, News from No Man’s land and The Wars Against Saddam. He lives in London with his South African wife, Dee.

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Publication date

1st March 2007

Author

John Simpson

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Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
124 pages

Categories

The Real World
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Memoirs
Press & journalism

ISBN

9780330449991

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