Warfare in News
Posted on Wednesday 8th February
'Dying for the Truth – The Concise History of Frontline War Reporting' is a recent release from December 2016. It starts by examining how journalists have plied their trade over the years most particularly from the Crimean War onwards. Their impact on the conduct of war has been profound and the author, an experienced journalist, explains in his frank and readable manner how this influence has shaped the actions of politicians and military commanders. By the same token the media is a potentially valuable tool to those in authority and this two-way relationship is examined.
Professor Paul Moorcraft, is a prolific author and war correspondent who served in the Rhodesian/Zimbabwean Police and worked closely with the British armed forces for many years. His book The Rhodesian War (Pen and Sword 2008) has been a huge success. He lives in the Surrey Hills, near Guildford.
Paul Moorcraft's book 'The Jihadist Threat' was one of six military titles shortlisted for the British Army Military Book of the Year 2016. Now he receives another brilliant review for his latest title, 'Dying for the Truth'.
“Professor Stephen Chan is a Renaissance man,” says Moorcraft. “I have had the privilege of working with him too so I appreciate his comment on my recent book”
Professor Chan's book review reads below,
'I've worked with this gentleman. 'Daring' is a word which is quite under-stated when it comes to where he's been and the wars he's covered. 'Still alive' is a term commonly used about him - in tones of slight disbelief.'
Dying for the Truth(Hardback - 358 pages)
by Paul Moorcraft
The role of war correspondents is crucial to democracy and the public’s discovery of the truth. Without them, the temptation to manipulate events with propaganda would be irresistible to politicians of all hues.
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