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The Faber Book of Reportage

By Professor John Carey, Professor John Carey

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The eye-witness accounts in this book have been chosen from hundreds of memoirs, letters and travel books, as well as newspapers. The time span reaches from ancient Greece - Thucydides' account of Athens stricken by plague - to February 1986 when James Fenton in the Phillipines, joins the crowd rampaging through President Marcos's palace. There are disasters, executions and battles - often seen from unaccustomed angles - such as, a French knight's account of Agincourt, El Alamein from a German armoured car. But peace has its dramas too, as seen from the accounts of the Pilgrim fathers setting foot in the silent forests of America, and Garrick playing Hamlet.

Product code: 9780571141630

ISBN 9780571141630
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H217xW136xS52
No. Of Pages 752
Publisher Faber & Faber
Edition Main
What was it like to be caught in the firestorm that destroyed Pompeii? John Carey's best-selling Faber Book of Reportage draws its eyewitness account from memoirs, travel books and newspapers. There are descriptions in this book so fresh that they sear themselves into the imagination.' Jeremy Paxman