As a foreign correspondent for the BBC, Nick Bryant has reported from the wilds of Afghanistan, Pakistan, London, Washington and, for the past five years, Australia. Adventures in Correspondentland - his account of these experiences - is part memoir, part travelogue and part polemic. More than anything, however, it is the inside story of the dangers and delights of seeing the world through this unique, sometimes privileged and often strange perspective.
How did Bill Clinton react when, in front of a ballroom of over 2000 people, he had to present the award for 'Journalist of the Year' to the reporter who had discovered the existence of Monica Lewinsky's little blue dress? Why did the media report on the night that Princess Diana was killed in a Paris underpass that she was alive when correspondents knew she was dead? How did Bono help save the Northern Ireland peace process? What were international journalists really saying about Prime Minister Rudd?
In Adventures in Correspondentland, Nick Bryant takes us around the world and back home to Australia, where he has covered events such as the death of Steve Irwin, the national apology to indigenous Australians and the 2011 Queensland floods. In being an Englishman abroad, he gives us a fresh, funny and revealing insight into how the world sees Australia at the start of the twenty-first century.
About the Author
Nick Bryant was born in Bristol, England, and works in Australiafor the BBC as one of its most trusted and senior foreign correspondents. He is a regular contributor to several Australianmagazines and newspapers, including The Australian, The Spectator, The Monthly and The Australian Literary Review. Nick studied history at Cambridge and has a doctorate in Americanpolitics from Oxford. He lives in Sydney with his wife and son.
|Introduction Hotel Kabul|
|Chapter 1: Two Bad Saturdays and a Very Good Friday|
|Chapter 2: Dear Bill|
|Chapter 3: W|
|Chapter 4: 9/11|
|Chapter 5: Happy Meals at Guantanamo|
|Chapter 6: Afghanistan: America's Forgotten War|
|Chapter 7: Pakistan: The Land of the Double Game|
|Chapter 8: India Shining|
|Chapter 9: Battlefields in Paradise|
|Chapter 10: Year of Disasters|
|Chapter 11: The Search for an Indian Bride|
|Chapter 12: Lie Back and Think of Australia|
|Chapter 13: Rolling History|
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Number Of Pages: 431
Published: 1st September 2011
Publisher: Transworld Publishers (Division of Random House Australia)
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.7 x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.53