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Ed Kennedy's War: V-E Day, Censorship, and the Associated Press (From Our Own Correspondent) Hardcover – May 9, 2012


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  • Series: From Our Own Correspondent
  • Hardcover: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press (May 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807145254
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807145258
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,238,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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''Ed Kennedy's War is partly a vivid tale of a sharp-eyed World War II foreign correspondent as he bears witness to the savagery and foolishness of war and partly a display of journalistic guts and judgment under great stress. It is thrilling and shrewd and brave, with the kicker of how Kennedy was crushed after winning his greatest scoop. For anyone who wants to know how it was, the book is a window on the reality of war and reporting.'' --Alex S. Jones, author of Losing the News: The Future of the News That Feeds Democracy

''It was the greatest news beat of World War II and the ultimate challenge to political censorship. Yet Ed Kennedy, top correspondent of the Associated Press, suffered condemnations on all sides for breaking the news of the German surrender prior to the official announcement. . . . This authoritative history, based on Kennedy's absorbing memoir found after his death, vindicates him and is testament to the need to resist political withholding of information, which the nation was to experience once again in the Indochina war.'' --Seymour Topping, author of On the Front Lines of the Cold War: An American Correspondent's Journal from the Chinese Civil War to the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam

''Ed Kennedy's AP war stories were smoothly written, full of flowing English and rich in detail. He was the kind of reporter who made his readers feel they were there with him on the scene. This fascinating memoir was written by a gifted war correspondent.'' --Sydney H. Schanberg, author of Beyond the Killing Fields: War Writings

About the Author

Julia Kennedy Cochran worked as a journalist in New York for the Associated Press, Reuters, and Business Week magazine. She obtained an MBA at Columbia University and worked as a marketing manager at high-tech companies in New York and Seattle.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Phillips on January 12, 2013
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The recipient of this book is a WWII nerd and is enjoying it immensely; he feels it is giving him an additional perspective on the era.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T5 on December 19, 2012
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Very interesting insights from a war correspondent about the difficulties and dangers of the job. And clearly a low point in AP's history.
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By Tank on January 13, 2014
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A journalist tells it like it was dealing with the brass and the fools in charge the military during the 2nd world war.
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I have loved the earliest Alan Furst pre WWIi novels. This book takes you to those countries through the eyes of a foreign correspondent. The writing is spare but pithy, and his analysis of faults, descriptions of individuals encountered, etc. Have been proven true

He brings in the Mideast history of the war. In a few short paragraphs, written years before the Iraq war, his reporting predicts accurately the behavior of the iraqi's when Baghdad fell.

This is not a long book, but it provides a map to history. I have bought it for friends who also are WWIi novel fans.
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By billthedog on June 16, 2013
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A lively and fascinating WWII memoir, especially for one who ha a much more mundane career with The AP. Great book.

Bill Allen
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