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Shooting History by Jon Snow
  

Shooting History

Biography / Autobiography   
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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.

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Shooting History by Jon Snow

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.

Reviews

'He's much more than a newsreader. He understands what's happening and he provides intellectual underpinning. We know what he stands for and relate to it...and trust him as a man.'
Observer

'A compelling read, weaving boys'
own adventures with impassioned, often angry commentary

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Mail on Sunday

'Snow is the closest thing we have to a modern-day George Orwell...A vivid, accurate, hones guide to the key world events from 1975.'
Independent

'Pacy, candid and anecdote-laden, Snow's account of a childhood spent in awe of his father is a delight.'
Daily Mail

About the Author

Jon Snow
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.

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Publication date

3rd May 2005

Author

Jon Snow

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Publisher

Harpercollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Press & journalism
Autobiography: business & industry

ISBN

9780007171859

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