Going to the Wars (Paperback)Max Hastings (author)
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'His memoirs have ... honesty, pace and readability.' Jeremy Paxman
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.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 689 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 25 mm
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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