- 30 Jun 2019
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- Manchester City
I have just finished.......The Faber Book of Reportage.
All I can say is it is one of the most jaw-dropping books I have ever read. Anyone with any interest in historical events would like this.
I bought a hardback copy from Amazon for 1p plus postage!!
The Faber Book of Reportage is John Carey's remarkable collection of eyewitness accounts that draws on the voices and emotions of the people who experienced some of history's most memorable events.
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.
Will have a look for this bud, sounds interesting.