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The Cat from Hue free pdf "Formidable, gripping and always informative...Laurence's eloquent, at times acerbic recollection of Vietnam is one of the finest books in its genre, comparable to Michael Herr's Dispatches." --The New York Times Book Review. John Laurence covered the Vietnam war for CBS News from 1965 to 1970 and was judged by his colleagues to be the best television reporter of the war. His documentary about a squad of U.S. troops, "The World of Charlie Company," received every major award for broadcast journalism. Despite the professional acclaim, however, the traumatic stories Laurence covered became a personal burden that he carried long after the war was over.In this evocative, unflinching memoir, laced with humor, anger, love, and the unforgettable story of Mo, the Vietnamese cat, Laurence recalls coming of age during the war years as a journalist and as a man. Along the way, he clarifies the murky history of the war and the role that journalists played in altering its course. The Cat from Hu has earned passionate acclaim from many of the most renowned journalists and writers about the war, as well as from military officers and war veterans, book reviewers, and readers. Now available in trade paperback with a new epilogue, this book will stand with Michael Herr's Dispatches , Philip Caputo's A Rumor of War , and Neil Sheehan's A Bright, Shining Lie as one of the best books ever written about Vietnam-and about war generally.

About John Laurence

John Laurence's coverage of the Vietnam War for CBS News received the George Polk memorial award for "best reporting in any medium requiring exceptional courage and enterprise abroad." His other experiences as a journalist include covering the Chicago 7 trial in 1969 and the Reagan presidential campaign in 1979-80. Laurence was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, and has lived in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. He now lives in England.

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Author : John Laurence
Publisher : PublicAffairs,U.S.
Data Published : 27 November 2002
ISBN : 1586481606
EAN : 9781586481605
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 864 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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