Unembedded: Two Decades of Maverick War Reporting

by Scott Taylor

D&M Publishers Inc | February 2, 2009 | Hardcover

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Ex-soldier turned opinionated war correspondent takes us beyond the headlines to the front lines of major world conflicts.

In September 2004, veteran Canadian journalist Scott Taylor was taken hostage in northern Iraq. While awaiting execution by beheading, he reflected on the events that had brought him to a torture chamber in a remote Iraqi village.

Taylor''s recounting includes his experiences as a Canadian Forces infantryman and as a frontline reporter investigating military affairs for the military magazine Esprit de Corps. His quest to see "the other side" has taken him to Africa and the former Yugoslavia, and to Saddam Hussein''s Iraq in twenty-one trips before, during and after the U.S. led invasion.

In 1996, he co-authored the bestseller Tarnished Brass: Crime and Corruption in the Canadian Military. After his kidnapping ordeal, Taylor returned to Iraq, and since then has resumed his unembedded war reporting in Afghanistan. In recognition of his ability to go beyond the jingoism of mainstream media, the Globe and Mail has dubbed him the "voice of the grunts." With searing criticism, Taylor exposes the deceit of the politicians and media cheerleaders who are ultimately responsible for waging the senseless wars that cause so much needless suffering for innocent people.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 400 pages, 3.67 × 2.51 × 0.49 in

Published: February 2, 2009

Publisher: D&M Publishers Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1553652924

ISBN - 13: 9781553652922

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Unembedded: Two Decades of Maverick War Reporting

by Scott Taylor

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 400 pages, 3.67 × 2.51 × 0.49 in

Published: February 2, 2009

Publisher: D&M Publishers Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1553652924

ISBN - 13: 9781553652922

About the Book

In September 2004, Canadian journalist Scott Taylor was taken hostage in northern Iraq. While awaiting execution by beheading, he reflected on the events that had brought him to a torture chamber in a remote Iraqi village, from his early years as a Canadian Forces infantryman to his later career as a frontline reporter in Africa, the former Yugoslavia, and in 21 trips to Saddam Hussein's Iraq before, during, and after the U.S.-led invasion. After his kidnapping ordeal, Taylor resumed his unembedded war reporting in Afghanistan. He recounts his adventures in this action-packed and brutally honest memoir. With searing criticism, Taylor exposes the deceit of the politicians and media cheerleaders who, at little cost to themselves, are ultimately responsible for waging the senseless wars that cause so much needless suffering for so many innocent people.

Table of Contents

1. Getting the Story Becomes the Story 2. Artist into Commando 3. Ticket to Adventure 4. Baptism of Fire 5. Crime and Corruption in the Canadian Military 6. Back to the Balkans 7. Saddam''s Iraq 8. To Face My Fears 9. The Silk Road to War 10. Moving Forward

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Ex-soldier turned opinionated war correspondent takes us beyond the headlines to the front lines of major world conflicts.

In September 2004, veteran Canadian journalist Scott Taylor was taken hostage in northern Iraq. While awaiting execution by beheading, he reflected on the events that had brought him to a torture chamber in a remote Iraqi village.

Taylor''s recounting includes his experiences as a Canadian Forces infantryman and as a frontline reporter investigating military affairs for the military magazine Esprit de Corps. His quest to see "the other side" has taken him to Africa and the former Yugoslavia, and to Saddam Hussein''s Iraq in twenty-one trips before, during and after the U.S. led invasion.

In 1996, he co-authored the bestseller Tarnished Brass: Crime and Corruption in the Canadian Military. After his kidnapping ordeal, Taylor returned to Iraq, and since then has resumed his unembedded war reporting in Afghanistan. In recognition of his ability to go beyond the jingoism of mainstream media, the Globe and Mail has dubbed him the "voice of the grunts." With searing criticism, Taylor exposes the deceit of the politicians and media cheerleaders who are ultimately responsible for waging the senseless wars that cause so much needless suffering for innocent people.

About the Author

Scott Taylor has been the editor and publisher of Esprit de Corps since 1988; this year marks the magazine's 20th anniversary. As a war correspondent, he has reported from global hot spots including Kuwait, Cambodia, Western Sahara, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. In 1996, he was awarded the Quill Award for his outstanding contribution to Canadian communications. He lives in Ottawa.
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