Dispatches From The Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival by Anderson CooperDispatches From The Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival by Anderson Cooper

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

byAnderson Cooper

Paperback | May 8, 2007

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From one of America’s leading reporters comes a deeply personal, extraordinarily powerful look at the most volatile crises he has witnessed around the world, from New Orleans to Baghdad and beyond.

Dispatches from the Edge of the World is a book that gives us a rare up-close glimpse of what happens when the normal order of things is suddenly turned upside down, whether it’s a natural disaster, a civil war, or a heated political battle. Over the last year, few people have witnessed more scenes of chaos and conflict than Anderson Cooper, whose groundbreaking coverage on CNN has become the touchstone of twenty-first century journalism. This book explores in a very personal way the most important - and most dangerous - crises of our time, and the surprising impact they have had on his life.

From the devastating tsunami in South Asia to the suffering Niger, and ultimately Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Cooper shares his own experiences of traversing the globe, covering the world’s most astonishing stories. As a television journalist, he has the gift of speaking with an emotional directness that cuts through the barriers of the medium. In his first book, that passion communicates itself through a rich fabric of memoir and reportage, reflection and first-person narrative. Unflinching and utterly engrossing, this is the story of an extraordinary year in a reporter’s life.

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 V...
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Title:Dispatches From The Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and SurvivalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.54 inPublished:May 8, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061136689

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from fascinating A fascinating look into the life of a journalist. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Great read couldn't put it down. amazing to read what people go through in their lives.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Very interesting and at least compared to others, he was actually there.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 360 indeed Let's face facts: Anderson Cooper's start in news journalism was insane! Just get this book and you'll wonder how he made it out alive.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love me some A.C. I love Anderson and this memoir was very well written. He's a great journalist who has such compassion and empathy for others. I'm glad I read his book.
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dispatches from the edg Wonderful. Couldn't put it down. Very thought provoking. Courageous journalist.
Date published: 2014-03-20
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 4 out of 5 by from True Stories from a Peaceful Warrier Anderson Cooper tells us what it's like to report the American tragedy from the trenches. His ruthless honesty & powerful ability to communicate, make "Dispatches" a must read for anyone who is wondering why The American psyche is perched on the edge of reality. Something's got to give!
Date published: 2013-06-04
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

Editorial Reviews

“Cooper weaves his experiences at CNN into a moving memoir.”