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Dispatches From The Edge Unabridged Cd: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival

by Anderson Cooper

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | May 15, 2006 | Audio Book (CD)

Dispatches From The Edge Unabridged Cd: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.

In this gripping, candid, and remarkably powerful memoir, Anderson Cooper offers an unstinting, up-close view of the most harrowing crises of our time, and the profound impact they have had on his life.

After growing up on Manhattan's Upper East Side, Cooper felt a magnetic pull toward the unknown. If he could keep moving, and keep exploring, he felt he could stay one step ahead of his past, including the fame surrounding his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, and the deaths of his father and older brother. As a reporter, the frenetic pace of filing dispatches from war-torn countries, and the danger that came with it, helped him avoid having to look too closely at the pain and loss that was right in front of him.

But recently, during the course of one extraordinary, tumultuous year, it became impossible for him to continue to separate his work from his life. From the tsunami in Sri Lanka to the war in Iraq, the starvation in Niger, and ultimately Hurricane Katrina, Cooper gives us a firsthand glimpse of the devastation that takes place when the normal order is ruptured on such a massive scale. Cooper had been in his share of life-threatening situations before -- in Sarejevo, Somalia, and Rwanda -- but he had never seen human misery quite like this. Writing with vivid memories of his childhood and early career as a roving correspondent, Cooper reveals how deeply affected he has been by the wars, disasters, and tragedies he has witnessed, and why he continues to be drawn to some of the most perilous places on earth.

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.88 × 5.25 × 0.75 in

Published: May 15, 2006

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061137804

ISBN - 13: 9780061137808

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well written This is a very well written and interesting read. He combines memories from his childhood with those in the field. Thoughts from someone who was personally there, and the horrible sights seen were very informative and thought provoking.  I look forward to (hopefully) his next book.
Date published: 2014-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Book Filled with Suffering and Tragedy, Anderson Cooper has done a masterful job in tying together his own personal tragedy of losing both his father and brother at a young age, but also his experiences covering tragedies around the world. What I admire most about Mr. Cooper is his desire to put his own life at risk, and be a first rate reporter while helping people in some small way when his personal wealth would make it possible for him to live a life of ease. This is a book filled with tragedies, most notably hurricane Katrina in August of 2005, but also the tsunami in Sri Lanka, the starvation in Africa, and the war in Sarajevo. Anderson Cooper is a credit to himself and to CNN.
Date published: 2010-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Wow, I absolutely loved Anderson Cooper's memoir. Cooper weaves together stories from his childhood with the major events of his journalistic career (mainly the tsunami, Katrina and the war on terror) and reflects on how the past has influenced how he experiences the present. It is obvious that Cooper has a passion for what he does and it makes reading his memoir very enjoyable. Very well done!
Date published: 2009-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival One of the best books I have ever read giving a real life account of his life, Katrina and the Tsunami. With great insight and his intrigue shows the charector of one of the best journalists in the World.
Date published: 2007-10-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival One of the best books I have ever read giving a real life account of his life, Katrina and the Tsunami. With great insight and his intrigue shows the charector of one of the best journalists in the World.
Date published: 2007-10-23

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Dispatches From The Edge Unabridged Cd: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival

by Anderson Cooper

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.88 × 5.25 × 0.75 in

Published: May 15, 2006

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061137804

ISBN - 13: 9780061137808

About the Book

Over the last year, few people have witnessed more scenes of chaos and conflict than Cooper Anderson of CNN. He shares his own experiences of traversing the globe, covering the world's most astonishing stories. Unabridged. 5 CDs.

From the Publisher

In this gripping, candid, and remarkably powerful memoir, Anderson Cooper offers an unstinting, up-close view of the most harrowing crises of our time, and the profound impact they have had on his life.

After growing up on Manhattan's Upper East Side, Cooper felt a magnetic pull toward the unknown. If he could keep moving, and keep exploring, he felt he could stay one step ahead of his past, including the fame surrounding his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, and the deaths of his father and older brother. As a reporter, the frenetic pace of filing dispatches from war-torn countries, and the danger that came with it, helped him avoid having to look too closely at the pain and loss that was right in front of him.

But recently, during the course of one extraordinary, tumultuous year, it became impossible for him to continue to separate his work from his life. From the tsunami in Sri Lanka to the war in Iraq, the starvation in Niger, and ultimately Hurricane Katrina, Cooper gives us a firsthand glimpse of the devastation that takes place when the normal order is ruptured on such a massive scale. Cooper had been in his share of life-threatening situations before -- in Sarejevo, Somalia, and Rwanda -- but he had never seen human misery quite like this. Writing with vivid memories of his childhood and early career as a roving correspondent, Cooper reveals how deeply affected he has been by the wars, disasters, and tragedies he has witnessed, and why he continues to be drawn to some of the most perilous places on earth.

About the Author

Anderson Cooper joined CNN in 2001 and has anchored his own program, Anderson Cooper 360°, since 2003. He had previously served as a correspondent for ABC News and was a foreign correspondent for Channel One News. Cooper has won several awards for his work, including an Emmy. He graduated from Yale University in 1989 and also studied Vietnamese at the University of Hanoi. He writes regularly for Details magazine.

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