Different Dispatches

Author: David T. Humphries
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415976758
Format: PDF, Mobi
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First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Author: Michael Herr
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307814165
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"The best book to have been written about the Vietnam War" (The New York Times Book Review); an instant classic straight from the front lines. From its terrifying opening pages to its final eloquent words, Dispatches makes us see, in unforgettable and unflinching detail, the chaos and fervor of the war and the surreal insanity of life in that singular combat zone. Michael Herr’s unsparing, unorthodox retellings of the day-to-day events in Vietnam take on the force of poetry, rendering clarity from one of the most incomprehensible and nightmarish events of our time. Dispatches is among the most blistering and compassionate accounts of war in our literature.

Dispatches from the Edge

Author: Anderson Cooper
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780061451515
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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From the tsunami in Sri Lanka to the war in Iraq to the starvation in Niger and ultimately to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Mississippi, Cooper gives us a firsthand glimpse of the devastation that takes place, both physically and emotionally, when the normal order of things is violently ruptured on a massive scale. Cooper had been in his share of life-threatening situations before, but he had never seen human misery quite like this. Writing with vivid memories of his childhood and early career as a roving correspondent, Cooper reveals for the first time how deeply affected he has been by the wars, disasters, and tragedies he has witnessed, and why he continues to be drawn to some of the most perilous places on earth.--From publisher description.

Dispatches from the Abortion Wars

Author: Carole E. Joffe
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807035025
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Shares firsthand accounts of doctors grappling with the obstacles of providing abortion care, from negotiating with insurance companies to begging superiors for the right to perform medically necessary abortions in-hospital, reporting the lived experiences behind the polemics while offering hope for real change.

Emperor dead and other historic American diplomatic dispatches

Author: Peter D. Eicher
Publisher: Cq Pr
Format: PDF
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"Emperor Dead" and Other Historic American Diplomatic Dispatches is a collection of more than 250 U.S. dispatches, many previously unpublished. These documents, set in context through the narrative of Peter D. Eicher, were selected for their historical value and offer a unique perspective on U.S. foreign relations and world history. From the Republic's first "despatches" in 1776 to recently declassified Vietnam-era cables, the book features broad historical and geographic coverage by such notable U.S. envoys as Thomas Jefferson on the storming of the Bastille, Frederick Douglass on conditions in Haiti, Joseph P. Kennedy on Britain "on the verge of defeat," and W. Averell Harriman on Vietnam, and such literary envoys as Nathaniel Hawthorne and Washington Irving. Topics include wars, revolutions, historic discoveries, technical achievements, social issues, and natural disasters.