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Author - John Cody Fidler-Simpson
Publisher - Pan Publishing
Edition - 2007
Binding - Paperback
Language - English
Pages - 132
Condition - Used
Drawing on John Simpson's acclaimed volumes of autobiography and hitherto unpublished material, "Twenty Tales from the War Zone " brings together some of the highlights of his remarkable journalistic career. Whether dodging guerrillas at a cocaine market in Colombia, narrowly escaping a murderous Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan, interviewing a flatulent Colonel Gadaffi, crossing the border into Afghanistan dressed in a fetching bright blue burka or being kidnapped at gunpoint - or was it a finger in a pocket - in the backstreets of Belfast at the height of the troubles, Simpson paints a vivid picture of what being a journalist on the front line is all about, from low comedy to high drama. It's a rollercoaster ride that is sure to thrill anyone who dares to join it.