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Experiences of War - Journalists, Writers and Photographers -

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 41 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Kobane Calling: Greetings from Northern Syria by Zerocalcare
    Kobane Calling: Greetings from Northern Syria - by Zerocalcare

    £17.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781941302491 | ISBN 10: 1941302491

    Resistance is a force to be reckoned with ...   The autobiographical memoir of a young Italian humor cartoonist who volunteers to support and observe the Kurdish resistance in Syria as a journalist and aid worker. He winds up in Ayn al-Arab, a maj ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War by Viet Thanh Nguyen
    Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War - by Viet Thanh Nguyen

    £12.95   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780674979840 | ISBN 10: 0674979842

    All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. From the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Sympathizer comes a searching exploration of the conflict Americans call the Vietnam War and Vietnamese ... more

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  • Cover image of book Robert Capa: A Graphic Biography by Florent Silloray
    Robert Capa: A Graphic Biography - by Florent Silloray

    £16.95   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781770859289 | ISBN 10: 1770859284

    "If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough."(Robert Capa) Robert Capa: A Graphic Biography is a brilliant portrayal of the career of the great war photographer who, at the time of his death in 1954, had only one wish: to be ... more

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  • Cover image of book Syrian Dust: Reporting from the Heart of the War by Francesca Borri, translated from the Italian by Anne Milano Appel
    Syrian Dust: Reporting from the Heart of the War - by Francesca Borri, translated from the Italian by Anne Milano Appel

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781609806613 | ISBN 10: 1609806611

    August 21, 2013: a chemical weapons attack on the suburbs of Damascus reminds the world of the existence of the Syrian war. Hundreds of journalists from every corner of the world rush to the frontier only to leave disappointed when Obama decides not ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shell-Shocked: On the Ground Under Israel
    Shell-Shocked: On the Ground Under Israel's Gaza Assault - by Mohammed Omer

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781608465132 | ISBN 10: 1608465136

    Operation Protective Edge, launched in early July 2014, was the third major Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip in six years. It was also the most deadly. By the conclusion of hostilities some seven weeks later, 2,200 of Gaza’s population had been kill ... more

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  • Cover image of book Boko Haram: Inside Nigeria
    Boko Haram: Inside Nigeria's Unholy War - by Mike Smith

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784535537 | ISBN 10: 1784535532

    An insurgency in Nigeria by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has left thousands dead, shaken Africa's biggest country and worried the world. Yet it remains a mysterious - almost unknowable - organisation. rough exhaustive on-the-ground reporti ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Drone Eats with Me: Diaries from a City Under Fire by Atef Abu Saif, with a Foreword by Noam Chomsky
    The Drone Eats with Me: Diaries from a City Under Fire - by Atef Abu Saif, with a Foreword by Noam Chomsky

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781905583713 | ISBN 10: 1905583710

    On 7 July 2014, in an apparent response to the murder of three teenagers, Israel launched a major offensive against the Gaza Strip, lasting 51 days, killing 2145 Palestinians (578 of them children), injuring over 11,000, and demolishing 17,200 homes. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Syrian Notebooks: Inside the Homs Uprising by Jonathan Littell, translated by Charlotte Mandell
    Syrian Notebooks: Inside the Homs Uprising - by Jonathan Littell, translated by Charlotte Mandell

    £12.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781688243 | ISBN 10: 1781688249

    A blistering firsthand account of the conflict in Homs by the internationally acclaimed author of The Kindly Ones.  “We fight for our religion, for our women, for our land, and lastly to save our skin. As for them, they’re only fighting to save ... more

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  • Cover image of book When the Hills Ask for Your Blood: A Personal Story of Genocide and Rwanda by David Belton
    When the Hills Ask for Your Blood: A Personal Story of Genocide and Rwanda - by David Belton

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780552775335 | ISBN 10: 0552775339

    Into the heart of a genocide that left a million people dead.  6 April 1994: In the skies above Rwanda the president’s plane is shot down in flames.   Near Kigali, Jean-Pierre holds his family close, fearing for their lives as the violence esca ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Man
    No Man's Land: Writings from a World at War - by Pete Ayrton (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781846689260 | ISBN 10: 1846689260

    The Great War gave birth to some of the twentieth century's most celebrated writing; from Brooke to Sassoon, the poetry generated by the war is etched into collective memory. But it is in prose fiction that we find some of the most profound insights ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1914: Goodbye to All That - Writers on the Conflict Between Life and Art by Lavinia Greenlaw (Editor)
    1914: Goodbye to All That - Writers on the Conflict Between Life and Art - by Lavinia Greenlaw (Editor)

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781782271185 | ISBN 10: 178227118x

    In this collection of essays, ten leading writers from different countries consider the conflicts that have informed their own literary lives. 1914: Goodbye to All That borrows its title from Robert Graves's "bitter leave-taking of England" in which ... more

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  • Cover image of book Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting by Kevin Powers
    Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting - by Kevin Powers

    £12.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781444780819 | ISBN 10: 1444780816

    The acclaimed author of The Yellow Birds returns with an extraordinary debut poetry collection.  In this remarkable debut poetry collection, National Book Award finalist and Iraq war veteran Kevin Powers creates a startling, affecting portrai ... more

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  • Cover image of book Here I Am: The Story of Tim Hetherington, War Photographer by Alan Huffman
    Here I Am: The Story of Tim Hetherington, War Photographer - by Alan Huffman

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781611855685 | ISBN 10: 1611855683

    "I don’t think I fully understood how brave my good friend Tim Hetherington was until reading these pages. Not only does Huffman bring Tim back to life — his brilliant work, his extraordinary vision — but he also leads us through some of the most har ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Sky Wept Fire: My Life as a Chechen Freedom Fighter by Mikail Eldin, translated by Anna Gunin
    The Sky Wept Fire: My Life as a Chechen Freedom Fighter - by Mikail Eldin, translated by Anna Gunin

    £14.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781846273186 | ISBN 10: 1846273188

    On the eve of the first Chechen war in the 1990s, Mikail Eldin was a young and naïve arts journalist. By the end of the second war, he had become a battle-hardened war reporter and mountain partisan who had endured torture and imprisonment in a conce ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell
    The Great War and Modern Memory - by Paul Fussell

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780199971954 | ISBN 10: 0199971951

    Winner of both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award and named by the Modern Library one of the twentieth century's 100 Best Non-Fiction Books, Paul Fussell's The Great War and Modern Memory was universally acclaimed on p ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Am Spain: The Spanish Civil War and the Men and Women Who Went to Fight Fascism by David Boyd Haycock
    I Am Spain: The Spanish Civil War and the Men and Women Who Went to Fight Fascism - by David Boyd Haycock

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781908699312 | ISBN 10: 1908699310

    George Orwell, Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, John Dos Passos, Felicia Browne, John Cornford, Stephen Spender... These were just some of the talented, committed and adventure-hungry men and women who travelled to Spain to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Death of a Hero by Richard Aldington
    Death of a Hero - by Richard Aldington

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780143106876 | ISBN 10: 0143106872

    One of the great World War I antiwar novels — honest, chilling, and brilliantly satirical.   Based on the author's experiences on the Western Front, Richard Aldington's first novel, Death of a Hero, finally joins the ranks of Penguin Classic ... more

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  • Cover image of book There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra by Chinua Achebe
    There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra - by Chinua Achebe

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780241959206 | ISBN 10: 0241959209

    Chinua Achebe, the author of Things Fall Apart, is a writer whose moral courage and storytelling gifts have left an enduring stamp on world literature. There Was a Country is his long-awaited account of coming of age during the defining experience of ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Month by the Sea: Encounters in Gaza by Dervla Murphy
    A Month by the Sea: Encounters in Gaza - by Dervla Murphy

    £16.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781906011475 | ISBN 10: 1906011478

    Over the summer of 2011, in her eightieth year, Dervla Murphy spent a month in the Gaza Strip. She met liberals and Islamists, Hamas and Fatah supporters, rich and poor. Used to western reporters dashing in and out of the Strip in times of crisis, th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The War is Dead, Long Live the War: Bosnia: the Reckoning by Ed Vulliamy
    The War is Dead, Long Live the War: Bosnia: the Reckoning - by Ed Vulliamy

    £14.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780099569541 | ISBN 10: 009956954x

    Part memoir and part reckoning, this is a startling examination of the legacy of the Bosnian war published on the twentieth anniversary of the outbreak of the war.  The year 2012 marks the twentieth anniversary of the onset of the worst carnage to ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Red Sweet Wine of Youth: The Brave and Brief Lives of the War Poets by Nicholas Murray
    The Red Sweet Wine of Youth: The Brave and Brief Lives of the War Poets - by Nicholas Murray

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780349121437 | ISBN 10: 0349121435

    A group portrait of the poets of the First World War, seen in their full historical, military and biographical context, out now in paperback.  The poetry that emerged from the trenches of WWI is a remarkable body of work, at once political mani ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa by Jason Stearns
    Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa - by Jason Stearns

    £13.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781610391078 | ISBN 10: 1610391071

    This critically-acclaimed book provides an unprecedented, up-close portrait of Africa's Great War. At the heart of Africa is the Congo, a country the size of Western Europe, bordering nine other nations, that since 1996 has been wracked by a brutal a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Besieged: Life Under Fire on a Sarajevo Street by Barbara Demick
    Besieged: Life Under Fire on a Sarajevo Street - by Barbara Demick

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781847084118 | ISBN 10: 1847084117

    For four centuries, Logavina Street was a quiet residential road in a city known for its ethnic tolerance and cosmopolitan charm. Muslims, Christians, Serbs and Croats lived easily together, sharing an identity as Bosnians. Then the war tore their li ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Only House Left Standing: The Journals of Tom Hurndall by Tom Hurndall, with text by Robert Fisk
    The Only House Left Standing: The Journals of Tom Hurndall - by Tom Hurndall, with text by Robert Fisk

    £24.99   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781904563518 | ISBN 10: 1904563511

    The unfolding events in the run up to the Iraq war had given Tom Hurndall, a 21-year-old British photojournalist, an increased curiosity and desire to journey to the Middle East.   In February 2003, initially as an observer alongside the Huma ... more

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  • Cover image of book A People
    A People's History of World War II - by Marc Favreau

    £16.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781595581662 | ISBN 10: 1595581669

    "I’ve lived about thirty-eight years after the war and about twenty years before. For me it’s B.W. and A.W. — before the war and after the war. I suspect there are a lot of people like me."(Robert Rasmus, interviewed by Studs Terkel) The most ... more

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  • Cover image of book Chasing the Devil: On Foot Through Africa
    Chasing the Devil: On Foot Through Africa's Killing Fields - by Tim Butcher

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780099532064 | ISBN 10: 0099532069

    The bestselling author of Blood River is back with a second thrilling adventure, illuminating the war-torn, complex and forbidding region of Sierra Leone and Liberia.  For many years war made Sierra Leone and Liberia too dangerous for out ... more

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  • Cover image of book War Games: The Story of Aid and War in Modern Times by Linda Polman
    War Games: The Story of Aid and War in Modern Times - by Linda Polman

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780670919772 | ISBN 10: 0670919772

    From Rwanda to Afghanistan, from Sudan to Iraq, this brilliantly written and at times blackly funny work of reportage shows how the humanitarian aid industry, the media and warmongers the world over are locked in a cycle of mutual support.   Draw ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gaza: Beneath the Bombs by Sharyn Lock and Sarah Irving
    Gaza: Beneath the Bombs - by Sharyn Lock and Sarah Irving

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780745330242 | ISBN 10: 074533024x

    The Israeli offensive in Gaza was described by Amnesty international as '22 days of death and destruction'. Sharyn Lock's eyewitness account brings home the horror of life in Gaza beneath the bombs.   Sharyn went to the Gaza strip with the Fre ... more

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  • Cover image of book Overcoming Speechlessness by Alice Walker
    Overcoming Speechlessness - by Alice Walker

    £6.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781583229170 | ISBN 10: 1583229175

    In 2006, Alice Walker, working with Women for Women International, visited Rwanda and the eastern Congo to witness the aftermath of the genocide in Kigali. Invited by Code Pink, an antiwar group working to end the Iraq War, Walker traveled to Palesti ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Spiders of Allah: Travels of an Unbeliever on the Frontline of Holy War by James Hider
    The Spiders of Allah: Travels of an Unbeliever on the Frontline of Holy War - by James Hider

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780552775496 | ISBN 10: 0552775495

    The bloodshed perpetrated in the name of religion in the world today is nowhere more obvious than in the Middle East. Whether we are talking about hardcore Zionist settlers still fighting ancient Biblical battles in the hills of the West Bank or Shii ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders by Emmanuel Guibert, Didier Lefèvre and Frédéric Lemercier
    The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders - by Emmanuel Guibert, Didier Lefèvre and Frédéric Lemercier

    £20.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781596433755 | ISBN 10: 1596433752

    In 1986, Afghanistan was torn apart by a war with the Soviet Union. This graphic novel/photo-journal is a record of one reporter’s arduous and dangerous journey through Afghanistan, accompanying the Doctors Without Borders.   Didier Lefevre’s ph ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hiroshima by John Hersey
    Hiroshima - by John Hersey

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780141041865 | ISBN 10: 0141041862

    When the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in August 1945, killing 100,000 men, women and children, it was the beginning of a terrifying new episode in human history.   Written only a year after the disaster, John Hersey brought the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Age of the Warrior: Selected Writings by Robert Fisk
    The Age of the Warrior: Selected Writings - by Robert Fisk

    £14.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780007270873 | ISBN 10: 0007270879

    Robert Fisk has reported from the Middle East for over 30 years - during that time he has covered 11 major wars, countless insurgencies and massacres.   In this authoritative collection of his journalism he mounts a resistance to those wh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Small Wars Permitting: Dispatches from Foreign Lands by Christina Lamb
    Small Wars Permitting: Dispatches from Foreign Lands - by Christina Lamb

    £10.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780007256891 | ISBN 10: 0007256892

    Since leaving England aged 21 with an invitation to a Karachi wedding and a yearning for adventure, Christina Lamb has spent 20 years living out of suitcases, reporting from around the world and becoming one of Britain’s most highly regarded journali ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Reporter in Occupied Iraq by Dahr Jamail
    Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Reporter in Occupied Iraq - by Dahr Jamail

    £17.99   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781931859479 | ISBN 10: 1931859477

    "From the earliest days of the war, Dahr Jamail has been a human conduit for the voices of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. In the face of tremendous personal risk, his commitment to the crucial, principled task of bearing witness has never waver ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry by George Walter (Editor)
    The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry - by George Walter (Editor)

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780141181905 | ISBN 10: 0141181907

    This anthology reflects the diversity of voices it contains: the poems are arranged thematically and the themes reflect the different experiences of war not just for the soldiers but for those left behind. This is what makes this volume more accessib ... more

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  • Cover image of book Salvador by Joan Didion
    Salvador - by Joan Didion

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781862078680 | ISBN 10: 1862078688

    El Salvador, 1982, the height of a terrible civil war. Joan Didion travels from battlefields to body dumps, interviews a puppet president, considers the distinctly Salvadoran meaning of the verb 'to disappear' and trains a merciless eye not only on ... more

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  • Cover image of book All of These People by Fergal Keane
    All of These People - by Fergal Keane

    £11.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780007176939 | ISBN 10: 0007176937

    Fergal Keane's memoir is an account of an extraordinary human journey. At its heart is the poignant story of a son's search for his father and the reconciliation that is possible even after death.  As one of the BBC's most distinguished foreign corre ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tell Me No Lies: Investigative Journalism and Its Triumphs by John Pilger (editor)
    Tell Me No Lies: Investigative Journalism and Its Triumphs - by John Pilger (editor)

    £12.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780099437451 | ISBN 10: 0099437457

    Over the past few decades 'investigative journalism' has come to mean the kind of brave reporting that exposes injustice, wrongdoing, and above all, the abuse of power. John Pilger selects the articles included in this anthology, paying his own profe ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Key to My Neighbour
    The Key to My Neighbour's House: Searching for Justice in Bosnia and Rwanda - by Elizabeth Neuffer

    £12.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780747558156 | ISBN 10: 0747558159

    From her unique vantage point as a reporter directly covering the reality and aftermath of genocide in Bosnia and Rwanda, award-winning journalist Elizabeth Neuffer tells the compelling story of two parallel journeys toward justice in each country - ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
    A Farewell to Arms - by Ernest Hemingway

    £7.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9780099273974 | ISBN 10: 0099273977

    Ernest's Hemingway's powerful autobiographical war classic - considered by many to be the greatest war novel ever written.  In 1918 Ernest Hemingway went to war, to the 'war to end all wars'. He volunteered for ambulance service in Italy, was woun ... more

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