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Responsible journalism, despite the evidence of recent events, is not yet a dying art. The world of news reporting has long been distinguished by some of the most intrepid and insightful reporting from around the world, including Peter Robb in Brazil, Ryszard Kapuscinski in former Abyssinia and Martha Gellhorn wherever conflict broke out.
From the author of The Perfect Storm, a gripping book about Sebastian Junger's almost fatal year with the 2nd battalion of the American Army.
The Camorra are Italy's other organised crime syndicate; the award-winning author is now in hiding.
In the West, many have become convinced that it is possible to fight a war largely without casualties. Swofford's brutally honest account of life as a marine ('jarhead') in the...
George Orwell; Jeremy Paxman
Presents an account of the author's experience as a police officer in imperial Burma. This collection features the essays that include classics such as "My Country Right or Left", "How...
A selection of articles, broadcasts, and books extracts that revealed important and disturbing truths, ranging from across many of the critical events, scandals, and struggles. This book bears witness to...
A thorough exploration of the personalities and world events that led to the formation of Al-Qaeda and ultimately to the horrific events of 9/11.
Ian Frazier; Robert Macfarlane
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 is a journey...
Talking about Iraq war, this title recounts how the US set about changing the history of the Middle East and became ensnared in a guerrilla war in Iraq, showing the...
A story of grim comedy amid the apocalypse and a celebration of the sheer indestructibility of the human spirit in a nation run riot: Michela Wrong's vision of Congo/Zaire during...
A study of how the war correspondent came of age. It examines the problems - political, professional and personal, faced by some of the century's greatest war correspondents both within...
In 1965, Marine Lieutenant Philip Caputo landed in Danang with the first ground combat unit committed to fight in Vietnam. After 16 months he returned home - physically whole, emotionally...
The news-breaking book that has sent schockwaves through the White House, Ghost Wars is the most accurate and revealing account yet of the CIA's secret involvement in al-Qaeada's evolution.
Ryszard Kapuscinski; Neal Ascherson
After the deposition of Haile Selassie in 1974, which ended the ancient rule of the Abyssinian monarchy, Ryszard Kapuscinski travelled to Ethiopia and sought out surviving courtiers to tell their...
What was it like to be caught in the firestorm that destroyed Pompeii? To have dinner with Attila the Hun? To watch the charge of the Light Brigade? To see...
Reissue of a modern classic - the book that catapulted Norman Mailer to fame on its first publication in 1948.
Using the art, food and the books of Brazils nineteenth-century writer, Machado de Assis, this work is about its history of slavery and the multicultural but disturbed society that was...