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  • AMBUSHED: A War Reporter's Life on the Line. by Stewart, Ian.
    Stewart, Ian.
    AMBUSHED: A War Reporter's Life on the Line.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2002. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - When armed rebels entered Freetown, the besieged capital of Sierra Leone, in 1999, journalist Ian Stewart and two of his colleagues were ambushed while driving down the street. One of them was killed and Stewart was shot in this head. Incredibly he survived and this book is his frank account of the extraordinary risks he and other journalists take when reporting the news from remote, war-ravaged countries. This book is both an inspiring personal story and an in-depth look at the day-to-day life of a war correspondent. Originally published in Canada under the title 'Freetown Ambush'. 310 pp. ISBN: 1-56512-3808.

    Condition: SIGNED by the author on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy)

    Book ID: 30030
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  • THE FRACTURE ZONE: A Return to the Balkans. by Winchester, Simon.
    Winchester, Simon.
    THE FRACTURE ZONE: A Return to the Balkans.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The title comes from the following comment by Winchester: 'if the underlying crust of the earth in the Balkans is cracked and shifing along great fault lines, so the people of the Balkans are affectd by the faulty lines made by man.' Although written while the war in Kosovo was actually happening, this is not so much a book about the war as it is an intimate portrait of the area and the people painted during a time of war and conflict. It is also an attempt to understand what has led the region to violence - and the causes that will inevitably result in more violence in the…

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    New York: HarperCollins, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The title comes from the following comment by Winchester: 'if the underlying crust of the earth in the Balkans is cracked and shifing along great fault lines, so the people of the Balkans are affectd by the faulty lines made by man.' Although written while the war in Kosovo was actually happening, this is not so much a book about the war as it is an intimate portrait of the area and the people painted during a time of war and conflict. It is also an attempt to understand what has led the region to violence - and the causes that will inevitably result in more violence in the future. Includes some suggestions for further reading. 255 pp, map endpapers. ISBN: 0-06-0195746.

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    Condition: SIGNED by the author on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (a new, unread copy but with lower corners bumped)

    Book ID: 51758
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