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I read this ages ago, but it sticks It s a war correspondant s memoir, and provides a really good insight into the process of how people become inured to shocking things, and how they compartmentalize these experiences with geography It s also funny, which is hard to do when you re up to your knees in blackened bloated bodies Qudos [[ DOWNLOAD PDF ]] ⇱ Anyone here been raped & speaks English? ⇲ Amazing Books, Anyone Here Been Raped Speaks English By Edward Samuel Behr This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Anyone Here Been Raped Speaks English , Essay By Edward Samuel Behr Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You The subtitle of AHBRSE is, A Foreign Correspondent s Life Behind the Lines But a relevant subtitle for today would be, Tales from the Age of Big Budget Journalism Behr worked for LIFE, TIME, NEWSWEEK, SATURDAY EVENING POST, and Reuters in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, reporting from hot spots such as India during partition, Algeria during the war of independence with France, the Belgian Congo during de colonization, and the American war in Vietnam amongst other places The title of the book, incidentally, is just a throw away line Behr overheard from a BBC television reporter The book is chiefly tales of adventure You won t find many great truths about journalism handed down from on high but in the introduction Behr does note that, For obvious reasons, which include the short attention span of readers and economic necessities of publishers, what becomes news is not always, not often, what deserves to be singled out for publication p x I suspect that Behr, rather early on abandoned any motivations he might have had about changing the world for the better, and simply embarked on his career for the adventure of it all It makes for a good read. This was a fascinating memoir of a foreign correspondent, Edward Behr The title refers to a bizarre and callous approach of another journalist when Belgians were being evacuated from Belgian Congo Zaire He pursued conflict from continent to continent leading to some disturbing, some funny, some interesting stories Apparently the U.S publisher insisted on changing the title to something completely innocuous, Bearings A Foreign Correspondent s Life Behind the Lines, which according to his obit inThe Guardian , led to a decline in sales He brought back the original title in subsequent editions.From his upbringing as the child of Russian Jewish immigrants in France and England to his experiences of wars in Algeria, Congo, India, China, Vietnamhe is uniformly observant and interesting And he s not afraid to poke fun at himself. Like The Farm above, I bought this from Ayr s best second hand charity book shop, and surprised myself by managing to finish it Perhaps this was because some of the best chapters were at the end and covered Vietnam, where the absurdity of what was going on and how battles were fought was really well conveyed Books and accounts like this must have inspired Apocalypse Now , and the author pulls no punches about the use and abuse of drugs throughout the conflict I have a suspicion, however, that this kind of reportage is written to glamorise the life of the war correspondent, but Behr manages to rise above that although he often bitches about rival journalists who pretended they were at the front line So I suppose it must have been interesting enough but, having just finished it, I can t really remember that much about anything else Picked this up for its weird title which refers to a question shouted out by a war correspondent walking through a group of war victims in Africa, if I remember correctly at a flea market, and read it as an entertaining collection of war correspondent anecdotes Being an economist the one I ve told the most often is how a small island ended up using Monopoly money during WWII and how this became one of the most valuable currencies since the printing presses of all the other currencies were running hot. Probably one of the best reporter s memoirs in existence Very interesting material on a range of African and Asian countries in the 50s and 60s including Algeria, China, and Vietnam It has the added virtue of being only slightly self congratulatory, and often very funny It is not for nothing that the book starts with an acknowledgement to Evelyn Waugh s Scoop , since the sometimes farcical scenes in this book often resemble the fictional one s in Waugh s masterpiece. Mr Behr is the type of reporter in other words, a professional smart ass which I aspired to someday become in my misspent youth This memoir is an enjoyable and absorbing read, and the author, despite his conversational and eminently readable style, manages to convey quite a large measure of information about some of the or less, as the case may be obscure events of the mid to late 20th century Well worth reading. A truly honest objective and brave report of war in the days before some journalists paid kids to throw rocks at tanks to build up a story within budget And by doing so built up the war they were reporting on. John Stackhouse in Mass Disruption says it captures the bare knuckled life of foreign correspondents in the sixties and seventies.