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Reporting from most of the hot spots during his 30 years of journalism, Jon has much to tell us which he spots with humour and personal comment. Frank, honest and revealing, it is a fascinating read.
Jon Snow is perhaps the most highly regarded newsman of our time; his qualities as a journalist and as a human being – his passion, warmth, intelligence, frankness and humour – are widely recognised and evident for all to see most nights on Channel 4 News and now in the pages of his first book.
His vivid personal chronicle is filled with anecdotes and pithy observations, and delightfully records his life and times since becoming a journalist in the early 1970s. He reported widely on Cold War conflicts in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Angola and Central America before becoming a resident correspondent in Washington D.C. in the 1980s, and he has met and interviewed most of the world’s leaders.
Drawing lessons from these experiences, he has pertinent things to say about how the increasing world disorder came about following the fall of the Berlin Wall; how the West’s constant search for an enemy has helped unhinge the world; and how and why the media have, in general, been less than helpful in drawing attention to key political and global developments.
Publication date: 03/05/2005
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
|Publication date:||3rd May 2005|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||Autobiography: general, General & world history,|
Jon Snow has been the face of Channel 4 News since 1989 when he became the main presenter. He was presented with the prestigious Richard Dimbleby Award for his outstanding contribution to the world of news and current affairs at the 2005 BAFTA Television Awards.More About Jon Snow