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Telegram from Guernica By Nicholas Rankin

Telegram from Guernica
by Nicholas Rankin

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This is the story of the special correspondent whose report shocked the world, galvanized Picasso into painting "Guernica", and earned him a place on the Gestapo's "Special Wanted List".
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Telegram from Guernica: The Extraordinary Life of George Steer, War Correspondent by Nicholas Rankin

Who was the special correspondent whose report shocked the world, galvanized Picasso into painting "Guernica", and earned him a place on the Gestapo's "Special Wanted List"? On April 26th 1937, amid the rubble of the bombed city of Guernica, the world's press scrambled to submit their reports. But one journalist spent an extra day exploring the scene. His investigation pointed the finger at the secret involvement of the Nazis - and was the most controversial despatch of the Spanish Civil War. George Steer, a dapper 27-year-old adventurer, was a friend and supporter of the Ethiopian emperor Haile Sellassie I. As a foreign correspondent he alerted others to the Fascist game-plan in Africa and Europe, initiated new field propaganda techniques, and saw military action in Ethiopia, Spain, Libya, Egypt and Madagascar. Without Steer, the true facts about Guernica's destruction might never have been known. In this biography, Nicholas Rankin evokes all the passion, excitement and danger of an extraordinary life, right up to Steer's premature death in the Burmese jungle on Christmas Day 1944.

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About Nicholas Rankin


Nicholas Rankin was born in 1950 and grew up in Kenya. He lives in London and is a Features and Arts producer for the BBC World Service. His first book Dead Man's Chest - Travels after Robert Louis Stevenson was published in 1987.

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GOR000988093
Telegram from Guernica: The Extraordinary Life of George Steer, War Correspondent by Nicholas Rankin
Nicholas Rankin
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Faber & Faber
2003-04-07
256
0571205631
9780571205639
N/A
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