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The Faber Book of Reportage Paperback – October 16, 1989


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 752 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber (October 16, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571141633
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571141630
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 2.1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #606,433 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

John Carey is an Emeritus Professor at Oxford University. His books include studies of Donne, Dickens and Thackeray, The Intellectuals and the Masses, What Good Are the Arts?and a life of William Golding. He is also the editor of The Faber Book of Reportage, The Faber Book of Science and The Faber Book of Utopias.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By therealtom winberry on February 20, 2010
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I'm half way through this book and already I wish it went on longer. some of the stories will curl your hair. some will amaze you. some will bore you, but I've only encountered a very few of those. for the most part this is an exciting read.
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By Ross Barnett on February 8, 2014
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John Carey has collected a fascinating variety of historical documents written by eye-witnesses. More than three hundred descriptive scenes are reproduced, starting with the plague which ravaged Athens in 430BC (Thucydides) and culminating with the fall of President Marcos in the Philippines in 1986 (James Fenton). The pages between these two events (the book is 700 pages long) are crammed with insight into life as it was throughout history - cruelty, love, laughter, disaster and triumph. Often disturbing, always enthralling, this book is essential reading for anyone who considers they have an "all-round" education.
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By Mandolynn_30 on January 7, 2014
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Full of tons of facts and interesting first person accounts of history. Most stories are only 2 or 3 pages only, making this an easy read.
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This is really interesting. I bought it because I'd read a memoir by Ramona Koval in which she mentioned this book....and it was clear that I'd never know about these bits of history if I didn't buy the book.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DM on October 7, 2011
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Should of been titled The Faber Book of War Reportage or Eye Witness to War because that is the subject of nine tenth of the accounts. From 430 BC to the fall of President Marcos in the Philippines 1986.

I started reading from the back, figuring I'd start with what I knew of. After a while it became too depressing, so switched to the beginning. Same. If you are interested in the inhumanity of man, the depraved things we do then this is for you. I already know it.
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