Frontline: The True Story of the British Mavericks Who Changed the Face of War Reporting Hardcover – 25 Aug 2005
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About the Author
David Loyn has travelled extensively with Frontline cameramen in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan. In a long career at the BBC, he has won major awards for reporting in both television and radio.
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I commend it to anyone interested in jounalism in post-conflict environments and sheer adventure.
David Loyn's account of these characters is thrilling; the book is also a perspicacious guide to some of the conflicts of recent times. These are heroic stories that utterly deserved to be told, and are told with pace and aplomb; my only caveat is with the in-house editing job, which was at best sloppy, and lets down the great material unforgiveably. Penguin should go back and give it another going over; these people's stories need telling as powerfully and as professionally as possible.
That's not to say the textual problems (mostly minor, but numerous and irritating) will in any way spoil it for the general reader. It's hard to think of a more exciting read, and one that goes far beyond the shallow titillations of so-called thrillers. This is as real as it gets, and we all need to know about it. Cracking stuff.
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