Dispatches from the edge: [a memoir of war, disasters, and survival]
In this gripping, candid, and remarkably powerful memoir, Anderson Cooper offers an unstinting, up-close view of the most harrowing crises of our time, and the profound impact they have had on his life.
After growing up on Manhattan's Upper East Side, Cooper felt a magnetic pull toward the unknown. If he could keep moving, and keep exploring, he felt he could stay one step ahead of his past, including the fame surrounding his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, and the deaths of his father and older brother. As a reporter, the frenetic pace of filing dispatches from war-torn countries, and the danger that came with it, helped him avoid having to look too closely at the pain and loss that was right in front of him.
But recently, during the course of one extraordinary, tumultuous year, it became impossible for him to continue to separate his work from his life. From the tsunami in Sri Lanka to the war in Iraq, the starvation in Niger, and ultimately Hurricane Katrina, Cooper gives us a firsthand glimpse of the devastation that takes place when the normal order is ruptured on such a massive scale. Cooper had been in his share of life-threatening situations before -- in Sarejevo, Somalia, and Rwanda -- 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 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.
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|Grouping Title||dispatches from the edge a memoir of war disasters and survival|
|Grouping Author||cooper anderson|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-20 23:34:33PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-20 00:33:44AM|
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From one of America's leading reporters comes a deeply personal, extraordinarily powerful look at the most volatile crises he has witnessed around the world, from New Orleans to Baghdad and beyond.
Dispatches from the Edge of the World is a book that gives us a rare up-close glimpse of what happens when the normal order of things is suddenly turned upside down, whether it's a natural disaster, a civil war, or a heated political battle. Over the last year, few people have witnessed more scenes of chaos and conflict than Anderson Cooper, whose groundbreaking coverage on CNN has become the touchstone of twenty-first century journalism. This book explores in a very personal way the most important - and most dangerous - crises of our time, and the surprising impact they have had on his life.
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|isbn||978061137808, 9780061132384, 9780061137808, 9780061743351|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000265527|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|HarperCollins Publishers,|c2006.|212 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm., ils:CARL0000270980|CD audio book|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Harper Audio,|p2006.|5 sound discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:d259ca67-0ebb-42d9-adb0-3337c48db0be|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2009||
|subject_facet||Cooper, Anderson, Television journalists -- United States -- Biography|
|title_display||Dispatches from the edge : a memoir of war, disasters, and survival|
|title_full||Dispatches from the Edge A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival, Dispatches from the edge : a memoir of war, disasters, and survival / Anderson Cooper, Dispatches from the edge [sound recording] : [a memoir of war, disasters, and survival] / Anderson Cooper|
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|title_sub||[a memoir of war, disasters, and survival]|
|topic_facet||Cooper, Anderson, History, Nonfiction, Television journalists|