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Behind the hyperbole of the headlines often lie more complex truths. Writers dedicated to the art of reportage offer us a more unvarnished take on events. Philip Gourevitch revealed the full horror of the Rwandan massacres, Michael Herr exposed the banal horror of combat in Vietnam and Anna Politkovskaya bravely, and fatally, took on corruption in Putin's Russia. See further than the news bulletins with our selection of the finest documentary writing.

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Homage to Catalonia
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George Orwell; Julian Symon; Peter...
 
Following his experiences as a militiaman in the Spanish Civil War, the author brings to bear all the force of his humanity, passion and clarity, describing with bitter intensity the...
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Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and...
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Haruki Murakami; Alfred Birnbaum;...
 
In spite of the perpetrators' intentions, the Tokyo gas attack left only twelve people dead, but thousands were injured and many suffered serious after-effects. This title features the author's interviews...
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Listening to Grasshoppers: Field ...
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Arundhati Roy
 
What happens once democracy has been used up? When it has been hollowed out and emptied of meaning? This title provides an exploration of the political picture in India. It...
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The Soccer War
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Ryszard Kapuscinski
 
In 1964, renowned reporter Ryszard Kapuscinski was appointed by the Polish Press Agency as its only foreign correspondent. He befriended Che Guevara in Bolivia, Salvador Allende in Chile and Patrice...
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Hiroshima
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John Hersey
 
When the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in August 1945, killing 100,000 men, women and children, a new era in human history opened. This book presents an account...
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Point of Departure
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James Cameron; Andrew Marr
 
Reportage resists easy definition and comes in many forms, but it reveals hidden truths about people and events that have shaped the world we know. This book features the author's...
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The Age of the Warrior: Selected...
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Robert Fisk
 
A selection of Robert Fisk's finest 'Comment' pieces from the Saturday Independent.
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Shah of Shahs
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Ryszard Kapuscinski; Christopher de...
 
Depicting the final years of the Shah in Iran, this book offers a meditation on the nature of revolution and the devastating results of fear. It describes the tyrannical monarch...
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The Angel of Grozny: Life Inside...
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Asne Seierstad; Nadia Christensen
 
* 'I devoured this in a few hours - a powerful book of heartbreaking yet flamboyant reportage from a forgotten hell' Simon Sebag-Montefiore
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Nickel and Dimed
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Barbara Ehrenreich
 
A contemporary classic which has changed the way we see America.
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Six Months in Sudan: A Young Doctor ...
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James Maskalyk
 
A compelling and moving memoir about saving lives in one of the most dangerous regions in the world
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Hell's Angels
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Hunter S. Thompson
 
It is said that the Hell's Angels could paralyse whole towns with fear. This book explores the questions such as: How much of that reputation was myth and how much...
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A Russian Diary: With a Foreword by...
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Anna Politkovskaya; Jon Snow
 
Covering the period from the Russian parliamentary elections of December 2003 to the tragic aftermath of the Beslan school siege in late 2005, this title is an unflinching record of...
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If I Die in a Combat Zone
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Tim O'Brien
 
Hailed as one of the finest books to emerge from the Vietnam War, If I Die in a Combat Zone is a fascinating insight into the lives of the soldiers...
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Heroes
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John Pilger
 
By the journalist who won the International Reporter of the Year award and the United Nations Association Media Peace Prize, this book brings together the episodes for which his journalism...
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River of Time
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Jon Swain
 
Between 1970 and 1975 Jon Swain, the English journalist portrayed in "The Killing Fields", lived in the lands of the Mekong river. This is his account of those years, and...
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