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Hack in a Flak Jacket  : Wars, Riots and Revolution - Dispatches from a Foreign Correspondent - Peter Stefanovic

Hack in a Flak Jacket

Wars, Riots and Revolution - Dispatches from a Foreign Correspondent

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A startlingly honest account of experiencing war and terrorism from the frontline by Peter Stefanovic, one of Australia's leading journalists and foreign correspondents.

'Flak jackets are dreadful things. Sure, they have a purpose, and if one ever stopped a bullet or piece of shrapnel from spearing into my vital organs, I would kiss it, hang it up, and frame it. But that hasn't happened, yet.'

For almost ten years Peter Stefanovic was Channel Nine's foreign correspondent in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. During that time he witnessed more than his fair share of death and destruction, and carried the burden of those images - all while putting his own personal safety very much in the firing line.

From flak jackets to tuxedos. From celebrity funerals, to war zones and natural disasters. This is a thrilling account of a life lived on camera, delivering the news wherever it happens, whatever the risk.

About the Author

Peter Stefanovic was the Europe, Africa, and Middle East correspondent for the Nine Network. He reported from the scene of major news events around the world for NINE NEWS, the TODAY SHOW, and A CURRENT AFFAIR. In 2014 Peter Stefanovic was nominated for a Walkley Award for his coverage of the war in Gaza. He is currently the co-host of WEEKEND TODAY.

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4.8

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  • Well written (15)
  • Easy to read (12)
  • Informative (12)
  • Deserves multiple readings (7)
  • Page-turner (7)

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Great reading

This is a great book. I started reading it and cant put it down. Its informative, action suspense a eager to know what happens over the page.Also the risks and danger they put...Read complete review

This is a great book. I started reading it and cant put it down. Its informative, action suspense a eager to know what happens over the page.Also the risks and danger they put themselves in to report world news to us and we werent even aware of these situations happening overseas.

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Hack in a flack jacket

This book refers to historical events that were covered by Peter Sefanovic. It gave me a greater appreciation of the efforts of journalists and their TV crews to get to the truth of stories.

This book refers to historical events that were covered by Peter Sefanovic. It gave me a greater appreciation of the efforts of journalists and their TV crews to get to the truth of stories.

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5.0

Brilliant

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    Wow, I certainly take my hat off to Peter and all journalists and crew who put their lives on the line in order to inform us of what is really happening. I tried to imagine how I would feel in Peter's place. Honestly, I really do not believe I could do what he does. It's nice to view things from a different view. Well done Peter, I hope you can write more books like this one.

     
    5.0

    Thoroughly enjoyed this read & have passed it on.

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    • Easy To Read
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      A wonderful read for anyone!

       
      4.0

      Great read

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          Enjoyable perspective on what really goes on as a reporter

           
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            Fantastic read

             
            5.0

            Engaging and a fantastic read

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            • Easy To Read
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              Who knew...bought this book because I liked his reporting back in the day...it is a great book...riveting and suspenseful...he is also quite funny and seems happy to have joke even if it is on him...refreshing. I will need to read again, such a page turner that I don't want to have missed anything.

               
              5.0

              Outstanding Book From Peter Stefanovic

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                For a first time at being an author, Peter Stefanovic has done an outstanding job. Hack in Flack Jacket was very well written and kept me fully engaged while reading.

                Pete's story of actual events has expanded on what we hear on the news. In fact, it has shown me how little I knew and understood of what was happening, particularly in the Middle East.

                I highly recommend this page turner to all readers. The book is informative, gives a good understanding of what happens behind the scenes and is also very witty.

                 
                5.0

                Great book! Enjoyed thoroughly!

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                  It's great to get a detailed look into Peter Stefanovic and his eperiences in his time as a foreign correspondent for the Nine Network. Always had a a lot of respect for Pete as a Reporter and this book has only strengthened that respect. Well done Pedro!!

                   
                  5.0

                  great Book

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                    Very Informative

                     
                    5.0

                    Great service, good prices

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                      What an interesting but dangerous time Peter Stefanovic had during this phase of his career

                       
                      5.0

                      Fantastic book

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                        This book has so much information about what goes on at the front line overseas with the wars that go on, and hearing it all from someone who has been right in the mix of it all was great reading

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                        A thrilling account of a life lived on camera, delivering the news wherever it happens, whatever the risk. Sunshine Coast Sunday

                        ISBN: 9780733635687
                        ISBN-10: 0733635687
                        Audience: Tertiary; University or College
                        Format: Paperback
                        Language: English
                        Number Of Pages: 304
                        Published: 9th August 2016
                        Publisher: Hachette Australia
                        Country of Publication: AU
                        Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4  x 2.3
                        Weight (kg): 0.38
                        Edition Number: 1