First with the News

First with the News

by Michael Evans

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A respected Fleet Street journalist with more than forty years of experience, Michael Evans’ life and career have been shaped significantly by his experiences as a war reporter. Over the course of his career, Michael has developed a reputation for having some of the best contacts in the defence, military and intelligence world. He has covered six wars in the field. Michael’s perilous yet thrilling experiences, from facing agonising dilemmas in the Bosnian war to flying with British paratroopers into Kosovo, have had a dramatic influence on his career and in his life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781911240952
Publisher: Rowanvale Books Ltd
Publication date: 11/30/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 454
File size: 617 KB

About the Author

Michael Evans began his career in journalism working for a local East London newspaper before making it to Fleet Street in 1970. He worked for the Daily Express for sixteen years, first as a general reporter, then as the home affairs correspondent and, finally, as the defence and diplomatic correspondent. Michael was headhunted by The Times in 1986 where he was appointed Whitehall correspondent before being promoted to defence correspondent, then defence editor — a post he held for twelve years. He was The Times’ Pentagon correspondent in Washington from 2010 to 2013, and today he continues to write on defence and intelligence issues for the newspaper. The author of six books, Michael is married, has three sons and lives in London.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Baptism of Fire
Chapter 1: Flower Shows, Deaths and Fleet Street
Chapter 2: Call Girls and Gangsters
Chapter 3: Moving Up in the Reporting World
Chapter 4: Travelling First Class with the Royal Air Force
Chapter 5: New Life on the Thunderer
Chapter 6: And So to War
Chapter 7: Shock and Awe
Chapter 8: Balkans Go Up in Flames
Chapter 9: Endless Slaughter
Chapter 10: The Man Who Came Out of the Shadows with Piercing Eyes
Chapter 11: Standing in a Cornfield Contemplating World War III
Chapter 12: A Dripping Tap Tells Its Own Story
Chapter 13: Rockets Away
Chapter 14: Taliban Toppled - Saddam Hussein Next
Chapter 15: How Government Scientist David Kelly was Exposed
Chapter 16: What the Butler Saw
Chapter 17: No Shots to be Fired in Afghanistan Campaign
Chapter 18: Wankers in a Monet Landscape
Chapter 19: Datelines
Chapter 20: The Times Man at the Pentagon
Chapter 21: Five Nations in Six Days with Bear Essentials
Chapter 22: General Petraeus and the Midnight Call
Chapter 23: The World's Most Controversial Prison
Chapter 24: Honour, Gallantry and the Trauma of War

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