In 1904, a distinguished throng of foreign correspondents with high hopes of a good story assembled in Tokyo to cover the Russo-Japanese War---a monumental conflict that would mark the first modern defeat of a Western force by an Asian one---only to discover that the authorities would not let them "close to the hot interesting things." Corralled in the Imperial Hotel, the journalists had nothing much to do. A few of them, including Jack London and Richard Harding Davis, decided to contribute short autobiographic stories recounting their most exciting journalistic experiences for a book. Printed locally by a Japanese printer and largely forgotten until now, In Many Wars, by Many War Correspondents offers colorful stories and insights about the lives and personalities of some of history's most celebrated war correspondents. With a foreword by John Maxwell Hamilton that chronicles the circumstances under which the contributors compiled the book, this new edition opens a window into the fascinating world of foreign newsgathering at the turn of the twentieth century.
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|Size: ||11.0 MB|
|Publisher: ||LSU Press|
|Date published: || 2010|
|ISBN: ||9780807137987 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|