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5.0 out of 5 stars peerless reporter, 22 July 2012
This review is from: Point of Departure (Experiment in Biography) (Paperback)
James Cameron has been an inspiration to me over many years and this book, along with others I have collected, signposts you to report writing of such style and substance that it makes the present day hacks look one dimensional. His visit to Vietnam neatly sums up his integrity and compassion.With wry understatement, he outs America as being over wrought and over sensitive to what was essentially as country fighting for its right to govern itself in whatever way it chose. You are left with the feeling that Cameron is not anti American but determined to uncover its naked ambition in this most futile of wars. The book is an evocation of a different age when the foreign correspondent actually could make a difference.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Painful truths from a master reporter, 5 July 2012
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James Cameron set an example of honesty and integrity that does much to counteract the bad name that journalism often suffers, particularly in this age of celebrity gossip when many practitioners have no right to call themselves "journalists". Cameron had no university degree and had a difficult early life but he rose to become one of the most-respected reporters of his generation. In this book he outlines the painful truth surrounding everything from nuclear testing to waging war. He can be a witty writer but most of all he touches the heart. He is a reporter's reporter. Can there be higher praise than that?
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant voice, 3 Jan 2013
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I wish I had been around to read James Cameron's articles on a regular basis.

I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in getting a slight history of the 20th century that isn't from a parked political perspective, but does have a sense of right and wrong and will state it without apology.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 1 Feb 2014
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So glad I got around to reading this classic book from one of the world's best foreign correspondents. Strongly recommended
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5.0 out of 5 stars Point of Departure, 22 Nov 2013
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The definitive journalistic autobiography, this is a later edition, published after James Cameron died with a foreword by Andrew Marr
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