Book — xv, 300 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Frontlines: Snapshots of Historyis an inspired compilation of first-hand accounts of the events and individuals that have shaped and shaken our world. Think of the major news stories of the postwar era. Think of the places: the D-Day beaches, Everest, Vietnam, Hollywood, Berlin, and Tianenmen Square. Reuters journalists were there. Think of the personalities of the last sixty years: Nelson Mandela, Jackie Kennedy, Che Guevara, Idi Imin, Charles de Gaulle, Ayatollah Khomeini, and Margaret Thatcher. Reuters journalists met them. Frontlines relates the personal stories of those correspondents who have found themselves in the most remarkable situations. What was it really like to tread on Chairman Mao s toes, meet Elvis, or report ringside from a Muhammed Ali fight? How does it feel when, in the turmoil of post-colonial Africa, you hear someone being executed outside your prison cell, or when, reporting on the war in Yugoslavia, your jeep is taken out by a landmine? Written by award-winning Reuters journalists - many of whom have gone on to achieve celebrity status - and supported by breathtaking photography, Frontlines offers eyewitness accounts of the stories behind the pictures the world has seen, as well as providing a fascinating insight into the life of a foreign correspondent. (source: Nielsen Book Data)