Going to the Wars

Going to the Wars

by Max Hastings

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 01/06/2000

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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.


PRAISE FOR MAX HASTINGS


'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

ISBN:
9781743295700
9781743295700
Category:
Biography: general
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
01-06-2000
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan UK
Max Hastings

Max Hastings studied at Charterhouse and Oxford and became a foreign correspondent, reporting from more than sixty countries and eleven wars for BBC TV and the London Evening Standard.

He has won many awards for his journalism. Among his bestselling books Bomber Command won the Somerset Maugham Prize, and both Overlord and Battle for the Falklands won the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Prize.

After ten years as editor and then editor-in-chief of the Daily Telegraph, he became editor of the Evening Standard in 1996. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he was knighted in 2002. He now lives in Berkshire.

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