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Breaking News

(2008)
A non fiction book by

 
 
Martin Fletcher doesn't claim to be a hero. Yet he didn't flinch, either. During three decades covering wars, revolutions, and natural disasters, Fletcher worked his way from news agency cameraman to top network correspondent, facing down his own fears while facing up to mass killers, warlords, and murderers. With humor and elegance, Fletcher describes his growth from clueless adventurer to grizzled veteran of the world's battlefields. His working philosophy of "Get in, get close, get out, get a drink," put him repeatedly in harm's way, but he never lost sight of why he did it. In a world obsessed with celebrities, leaders, and wealth, Fletcher took a different route: he focused on those left behind, those paying the price. He answers the question: Why should we care? These extraordinary, real-life adventure stories each examine different dilemmas facing a foreign correspondent. Can you eat the food of a warlord who stole it from the starving? Do you listen politely to a terrorist threatening to blow up your children? Do you ask the tough questions of a Khmer Rouge killer, knowing he is your only ticket out of the Cambodian jungle? And, above all, how do you stay sane when you're faced with so much pain?

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Hardback Editions

March 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Breaking News: A Stunning and Memorable Account of Reporting from Some of the Most Dangerous Places in the World
Author(s): Martin Fletcher
ISBN: 0-312-37118-7 / 978-0-312-37118-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Breaking News: A Memoir
Author(s): Martin Fletcher
ISBN: 0-312-37119-5 / 978-0-312-37119-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Audio Editions

May 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Breaking News: A Stunning and Memorable Account of Reporting from Some of the Most Dangerous Places in the World
Author(s): Martin Fletcher
ISBN: 1-4001-3723-3 / 978-1-4001-3723-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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May 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Breaking News: A Stunning and Memorable Account of Reporting from Some of the Most Dangerous Places in the World
Author(s): Martin Fletcher
ISBN: 1-4001-0723-7 / 978-1-4001-0723-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2008 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Breaking News: A Stunning and Memorable Account of Reporting from Some of the Most Dangerous Places in the World
Author(s): Martin Fletcher
ISBN: 1-4001-5723-4 / 978-1-4001-5723-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA