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Shooting History: A Personal Journey

Shooting History: A Personal Journey

  • Author: Jon Snow
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 000825804X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 352
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The compelling autobiography of one of the great and most committed newsmen of our time: full, frank, and occasionally very funny, Jon Snow’s memoirs are as revealing about the great and the not-so-good as about his own passionate involvement in the reporting of world affairs.

1983

1983

The World at the Brink

  • Author: Taylor Downing
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 140871051X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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'A carefully researched and hugely readable account of the build-up to war, the momentum inexorably growing as he assembles each part of the jigsaw. Indeed, his narrative is so persuasive that by the time you are about two- thirds through, it takes some effort to remind yourself that the Third World War never happened' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times 1983 was a supremely dangerous year - even more dangerous than 1962, the year of the Cuban Missile Crisis. In the US, President Reagan massively increased defence spending, described the Soviet Union as an 'evil empire' and announced his 'Star Wars' programme, calling for a shield in space to defend the US from incoming missiles. Yuri Andropov, the paranoid Soviet leader, saw all this as signs of American aggression and convinced himself that the US really meant to attack the Soviet Union. He put the KGB on alert to look for signs of an imminent nuclear attack. When a Soviet fighter jet shot down Korean Air Lines flight KAL 007 after straying off course over a sensitive Soviet military area, President Reagan described it as a 'terrorist act' and 'a crime against humanity'. The temperature was rising fast. Then at the height of the tension, NATO began a war game called Able Archer 83. In this exercise, NATO requested permission to use the codes to launch nuclear weapons. The nervous Soviets convinced themselves this was no exercise but the real thing. This is an extraordinary and largely unknown Cold War story of spies and double agents, of missiles being readied, of intelligence failures, misunderstandings and the panic of world leaders. With access to hundreds of extraordinary new documents just released in the US, Taylor Downing is able to tell for the first time the gripping but true story of how near the world came to the brink of nuclear war in 1983. 1983: The World at the Brink is a real-life thriller.

Practising Videojournalism

Practising Videojournalism

  • Author: Vivien Morgan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134169094
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 192
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Providing valuable guidance on how to combine journalistic writing ability with video practice, and offering information on key skills, Practising Videojournalism gives both students and practicing journalists access to a wide job market, and keeps them in step with the multi-skilled journalist demanded by the media today. Vivien Morgan presents invaluable information on key skills such as: identifying and researching stories interviewing producing scripts and pitching ideas practical advice on how to use a small video camera how to think visually about the impact of the footage framing shots for maximum impact the use of exchangeable lenses and of a lightweight tripod the importance of getting clean sound editing. Defining videojournalism and tracing its developments from its emergence in the 1980s to present day, the book examines satellite broadcasting, online new media and print journalism, as well as mapping the changing face of news With end of section bullet points and summaries to highlight key concepts, Practising Videojournalism provides students and practicing journalists with both practical information and historical, technological and social context.

Farewell Shiraz

Farewell Shiraz

An Iranian Memoir of Revolution and Exile

  • Author: Cyrus Kadivar
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9774168267
  • Category: Iran
  • Page: 402
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In Farewell Shiraz, Kadivar tells the story of his family and childhood against the tumultuous backdrop of twentieth-century Iran, from the 1905-1907 Constitutional Revolution to the fall of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, before presenting accounts of his meetings with key witnesses to the Shah's fall and the rise of Khomeini. Each of the people interviewed provides a richly detailed picture of the momentous events that took place and the human drama behind them.

A Shot At History : My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold

A Shot At History : My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold

  • Author: Abhinav Bindra,Rohit Brijnath
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9350292963
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 264
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Abhinav Bindra once shot 100 out of 100 in practice six times in a row and walked out of the range unhappy. He is a perfectionist who once soled his shoes with rubber from Ferrari tyres because he thought it would help. He would wake up at 3 am to practise at his range at home if an idea suddenly struck him. It is from such obsession that greatness arrives. Abhinav Bindra's journey to become the first Indian to win an individual Olympic gold, and the first Indian to win a World Championship gold, is a story of single-minded passion. The Olympics has been an all-consuming journey for him ever since he was shattering beer bottles and glass ampoules in his garden in Chandigarh. No obstacle was too hard to overcome, no amount of practice too much, no experiment too futile and no defeat so severe that it made a comeback impossible. Shattered by his failure at the 2004 Athens Olympics when a gold medal seemed imminent, he changed as a shooter: from a boy who loved shooting, he became an athlete bent on redemption, a scientist who would try anything - from mapping his own brain to drinking yak milk to climbing rock walls - to win at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. His victory was not just a personal triumph, it was a gift to his nation, a breaking down of a sporting barrier that had stood for a century. Bindra's feat has taught his peers, and those yet to come, that an Olympic gold isn't an impossible dream. In ranges, on fields, in arenas, Indian athletes now own a new belief, they wear the knowledge that no challenge is beyond them. Helping to tell this remarkable story is sportswriter Rohit Brijnath, who collaborated with Bindra in producing this compelling autobigraphy of one of India's greatest sportsmen.

Chicago PD A Personal Journey

Chicago PD A Personal Journey

  • Author: Edward McCloskey
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1483485161
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Cinemas of the Other

Cinemas of the Other

A Personal Journey with Film-makers from the Middle East and Central Asia

  • Author: Gönül Dönmez-Colin
  • Publisher: Intellect Books
  • ISBN: 1841501433
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 284
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An original collection of recent interviews with filmmakers whose works represent the trends in the film industries of their respective countries. Preceding the interviews, the author provides an introduction delineating historical information regarding the film industries of the countries included in the book. Each interview comprises of stills from important films discussed and a bio/filmography of the artist. In addition to creative concerns, the focal point of the interviews is to position the filmmaker within the social or political context of their respective country. The striking variety in approaches towards each interview creates a rich diversity of tone and an overwhelming impression of animation within the text. Cinemas of the Other offers a carefully researched and detailed first-hand account on the developments and trends in specific regional film industries.

TOBACCO DAYS: A Personal Journey

TOBACCO DAYS: A Personal Journey

  • Author: Al Fritsch, SJ
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1450009042
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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This book traces changing attitudes to tobacco largely through the experiences of the author. He grew up raising tobacco and, influenced by advertising, began smoking as a youth. He was conducting research in a chemical laboratory involving carcinogenic substances when the health effects of tobacco began to surface. While he was working with public interest organizations, environmental tobacco smoke began to be recognized as an indoor pollutant. Ethical issues forced him, like many others, to stop smoking, and he eventually became quite involved in pastoral work with sick smokers. The final chapter surveys the lessons that can be learned from one person's tobacco days.

American Shooter

American Shooter

A Personal History of Gun Culture in the United States

  • Author: Gerry Souter
  • Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1597978728
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 292
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A liberal in the NRA.

The Dead Shot, Or Sportsman's Complete Guide; Being a Treatise on the Use of the Gun, with Rudimentary and Finishing Lessons in the Art of Shooting Game ... By “Marksman.” [With Illustrations.]

The Dead Shot, Or Sportsman's Complete Guide; Being a Treatise on the Use of the Gun, with Rudimentary and Finishing Lessons in the Art of Shooting Game ... By “Marksman.” [With Illustrations.]

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