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Going to the Wars By Sir Max Hastings

Going to the Wars
by Sir Max Hastings

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'A superb account of journalists, soldiers and the experience of modern battle, written by one of the greatest war reporters of our time' Robert Harris
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Going to the Wars Summary


Going to the Wars by Sir Max Hastings

Max Hastings grew up with romantic dreams of a life amongst warriors. But after his failure as a parachute soldier in Cyprus in 1963, he became a journalist instead. Before he was 30 he had reported conflicts in Northern Ireland, Biafra, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Middle East, Cyprus, Rhodesia, India and a string of other trouble spots. His final effort was as a war correspondent during the Falklands War. Going to the Wars is a story of his experiences reporting from these battlefields. It is also the story of a self-confessed coward: a writer with heroic ambitions who found himself recording the acts of heroes.

'Max Hastings is one of the greatest living war correspondents.' John Keegan

'A wonderful account of the wars of our times.' William Shawcross, Literary Review

'His memoirs have ... honesty, pace and readability.' Jeremy Paxman

'The chapters on the Falklands War are ... one of the best things written about warfare in half a century.' John Simpson, Daily Telegraph

'This memoir is a first-class piece of reportage.' Jon Swain, Sunday Times

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Going to the Wars Reviews


"Max Hastings is one of the greatest living war correspondents." John Keegan "A wonderful account of the wars of our times." William Shawcross, Literary Review "His memoirs have... honesty, pace and readability." Jeremy Paxman "The chapters on the Falklands War are... one of the best things written about warfare in half a century." John Simpson, Daily Telegraph "This memoir is a first-class piece of reportage." Jon Swain, Sunday Times"

About Sir Max Hastings


Max Hastings, author of twenty books, was editor of the Daily Telegraph for almost a decade, then for six years edited the Evening Standard in London. In his youth he was a foreign correspondent for newspapers and BBC television. He has won many awards for his journalism, particularly his work in the South Atlantic in 1982. He was knighted in 2002.

Table of Contents


    • Acknowledgements - i: Permissions Acknowledgements
    • Section - ii: List of Maps and Illustrations
    • Section - iii: Foreward
  • Chapter - 1: Tarnished Wings
  • Chapter - 2: Street Apprentice
  • Chapter - 3: A Taxi to Biafra
  • Chapter - 4: Shooting Vietnam
  • Chapter - 5: Ticket to Firebase Six
  • Chapter - 6: Yom Kippur
  • Chapter - 7: Israel's Victory
  • Chapter - 8: Bush War
  • Chapter - 9: Goodbye to Da Nang
  • Chapter - 10: The Fall of Saigon
  • Chapter - 11: Savimbi's Angola
  • Chapter - 12: Yoni
  • Chapter - 13: Voyage to the South Atlantic
  • Chapter - 14: On the Shore
  • Chapter - 15: Mount Kent
  • Chapter - 16: Walking to Stanley
    • Section - iv: Postscript
    • Index - v: Index

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Going to the Wars by Sir Max Hastings
Sir Max Hastings
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2001-04-06
432
0330377108
9780330377102
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