The First Casualty: The war Correspondent as Hero and Myth-Maker From the Crimea to Iraq [Audiobook] download free by Phillip Knightley

The First Casualty: The war Correspondent as Hero and Myth-Maker From the Crimea to Iraq Audiobook download free by Phillip Knightley
  • Listen audiobook: The First Casualty: The war Correspondent as Hero and Myth-Maker From the Crimea to Iraq
  • Author: Phillip Knightley
  • Release date: 2004/6/26
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Business, Finance and Law
  • ISBN: 9780801880308
  • Rating: 9.23 of 10
  • Votes: 91
  • Review by: Camron Terrell
  • Review rating: 9.01 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/6
  • Duration: 7H45M49S in 256 kbps (121.6 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-08-24
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: AAC, WAV, MPEG4, WMA, MP3, FLAC (compression ZIP, LZMA, RAR, LZO, JAR)
  • Total pages original book: 608
  • Includes a PDF summary of 66 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 51M58S (13.2 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: 'The first casualty when war comes, is truth,' said American Senator Hiram Johnson in 1917. In his gripping, now-classic history of war journalism, Phillip Knightley shows just how right Johnson was. From William Howard Russell, who described the appalling conditions of the Crimean War in the Times of London, to the ranks of reporters, photographers, and cameramen who captured the realities of war in Vietnam, The First Casualty tells a fascinating story of heroism and collusion, censorship and suppression.Since Vietnam, Knightley reveals, governments have become much more adept at managing the media, as highlighted in chapters on the Falklands War, the Gulf War, and the conflict between NATO and Serbia over Kosovo. And in a new chapter on the post-9/11 wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Knightley details even greater degrees of government manipulation and media complicity, as evidenced by the 'embedding' of reporters in military units and the uncritical, openly patriotic coverage of these conflicts. 'The age of the war correspondent as hero,' he concludes, 'appears to be over.' Fully updated, The First Casualty remains required reading for anyone concerned about freedom of the press, journalistic responsibility, and the nature of modern warfare.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Press & Journalism, International Relations, Media Studies, Warfare & Defence, Military History, Journalistic Style Guides, History Of The Americas, History: Specific Events & Topics
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 48.83 USD
  • Dimensions: 133x216x39mm
  • Weight: 680g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Baltimore, MD, United States

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