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Manhattan to Baghdad: Despatches from the Frontline in the War on Terrorism: Book by Paul McGeough

Manhattan to Baghdad: Despatches from the Frontline in the War on Terrorism

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ISBN: 9781741140255    Publisher: Allen & Unwin Year of publishing: 2003     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 304        Language: English
On September 11th, Paul McGeough stood transfixed on the streets of downtown Manhattan. Only a month earlier he had been in Afghanistan, reporting on the humanitarian crisis gripping the country under...Read more
On September 11th, Paul McGeough stood transfixed on the streets of downtown Manhattan. Only a month earlier he had been in Afghanistan, reporting on the humanitarian crisis gripping the country under Taliban rule. Now he was forced to run for his life as the World Trade Center's second tower collapsed in a cloud of smoke and debris. Foreign correspondents are forever on the road: within weeks of George W. Bush's declaration of the War on Terror, Paul McGeough was back in Afghanistan, reporting from the trenches on the US-led war against Osama bin Laden and the Taliban. What followed was 12 months hurtling around the globe, from shattered New York to the frontlines of war-torn Central Asia and the mess of the Middle East. He returned to New York for the anniversary of the terrorist attacks, and then it was back to Baghdad. During that year he saw three colleagues killed in a Taliban ambush. He visited poverty-stricken villages and the lavish offices of Iraqi politicians. He interviewed Northern Alliance commanders, families of suicide bombers and families of September 11th victims.
He was the house guest of an Afghan warlord and an unwelcome visitor to the Jenin refugee camp, destroyed by Israeli forces. "Manhattan to Baghdad" provides an eyewitness account of the first year of the first major war in the new millennium.
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About the author: Paul McGeough
PAUL McGEOUGH is a former editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, and is now its New York-based writer-at-large. He has been a reporter for almost 30 years,... Read more
PAUL McGEOUGH is a former editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, and is now its New York-based writer-at-large. He has been a reporter for almost 30 years, covering international conflict since the 1990-91 Gulf War. McGeough's work has earned Australia's highest journalistic honours, including the Perkin and the Walkley Awards. His reporting on Afghanistan won a prestigious SAIS Novartis international award in 2001.
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