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Muddy Boots and Red Socks: A Reporter's Life Hardcover – August 17, 1993

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From Publishers Weekly

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Browne was among the first journalists to question the American presence in Southeast Asia. Here he reveals how he came to be regarded as something close to a traitor by U.S. military authorities in Saigon (and at the U.S. embassy), and how he was treated as an enemy by the South Vietnamese government. In his detailed reminiscences of his experiences in Vietnam, Latin America, Eastern Europe and elsewhere, Browne clearly knows about the problems, dangers and tricks of his trade. He covered Operation Desert Storm as a disgruntled member of one of the "licensed tour groups called pools" and charges that the reporting of the 1990-1991 war was perforce misleading. "Honest reporting," he maintains, "is the last thing most people want when the subject is war." Having seen a good deal of the world, met its people and witnessed its governments, Browne is chilling in his warnings about overpopulation and its impact. "I have seen the future and it doesn't work. It's the Third World, and it's coming our way, as inexorably as the Africanized killer bees of Brazil." Photos.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Candid, cynical, somber, but ultimately triumphant in its concluding tone, Browne's book starts out as yet another memoir from a war and foreign correspondent. It's a crowded field, but this work stands somewhat apart, principally because the author--a Pulitzer Prize winner for his Vietnam war coverage--cares about the ethics of the news business, decrying today's "pack" reporting (exacerbated by television) and contending that "the best journalism often masquerades as fiction... the kind written by Graham Greene, or George Orwell."recheck quote Today a science reporter for the New York Times , Browne is convinced "that the greatest mass extinction in the planet's history is now taking place... because of unchecked human reproduction." A strong book, best directed to libraries with major media collections.
- Chet Hagan, Berks Cty. P.L. System, Pa.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 366 pages
  • Publisher: Times Books; 1st edition (1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812963520
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812963526
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,962,640 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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