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By Sydney Schanberg

This first-ever anthology of the warfare reporting and observation of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Sydney Schanberg is drawn from greater than 4 a long time of reporting at domestic and overseas for the New York instances, Newsday, the Village Voice, and diverse magazines. the center piece of the gathering is his signature paintings, “The dying and lifetime of Dith Pran,” which seemed within the New York instances Magazine. This grew to become the basis of Roland Joffé’s acclaimed movie The Killing Fields (1984), which explored the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia throughout the overdue 1970s.

Although Schanberg can be most sensible recognized for his paintings on Cambodia, he additionally suggested at the India-Pakistan struggle that ended Pakistan’s brutal try and weigh down the Bangladesh freedom circulate within the Seventies. His amazing insurance of the Vietnam clash recounts Hanoi’s fierce offensive in 1972 that nearly succeeded. Years later, bringing up authentic files and different difficult proof that a huge variety of American POWs have been by no means again via Hanoi, Schanberg criticized the nationwide press for ignoring those proof and known as for Washington to free up records that have been coated up given that 1973.

As the media critic for the Village Voice, Schanberg provided a different and searing perspective on Iraq, which he known as America’s “strangest war.” His feedback of the Bush administration’s secrecy brings his struggle reportage into the current and offers a energetic critique of what he considers a devious and harmful presidency. Beyond the Killing Fields is a vital paintings by way of one in all America’s optimal journalists.

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