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First with the News by [Evans, Michael]

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"A genuine tour de force, I cannot recommend this highly readable book strongly enough. An exciting autobiography and insightful modern history in one volume, it's beautifully and modestly recounted as is Mike Evans' hallmark." Lord Richards of Herstmonceux, Chief of the Defence Staff, 2010-2013 "Michael Evans's closet secret is out. To paraphrase from Dr Johnson, I believe he thinks a little meanly of himself for never having been a soldier. He would have made a good and brave one too - despite the self-deprecating way he so often analyses his feelings in this excellent book. It chronicles his particular angle on most of the major British military and political events of our time. Written simply with insightful candour and utter decency this is a story of our time as much as the author's personal recollections. In short, this is a great read." Colonel Bob Stewart, Tory MP and commanding officer of 1st Battalion Cheshire Regiment in Bosnia "In two decades of war reporting I only ever encountered one true gentleman of Fleet Street: Michael Evans. This is the tale of his life and times, and it is as fine a read as you could hope for, complete with a fabulous cast of spooks, war lords, gangsters and whores. Most memorable of all though, is Evans' own modesty and tireless professionalism, qualities which run through this dark and exciting world as a golden thread, drawing the reader effortlessly onward in the footsteps of the author's graceful integrity." Anthony Loyd, war correspondent for The Times "In a profession tarnished by hackers and liars, Mike Evans is one of the good guys who does in his book what he did all his career - tells it as sees it. Straight." Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's chief press secretary, then director of communications and strategy, 1997-2003

About the Author

Michael Evans began his career in journalism working for a local East London newspaper before making it to Fleet Street in 1970. He worked for the Daily Express for sixteen years, first as a general reporter, then as the home affairs correspondent and, finally, as the defence and diplomatic correspondent. Michael was headhunted by The Times in 1986 where he was appointed Whitehall correspondent before being promoted to defence correspondent, then defence editor - a post he held for twelve years. He was The Times' Pentagon correspondent in Washington from 2010 to 2013, and today he continues to write on defence and intelligence issues for the newspaper. The author of six books, Michael is married, has three sons and lives in London.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1014 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Rowanvale Books Ltd; 1 edition (30 Nov. 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0745199JR
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,218,225 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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