The Dalai Lama's Secret and Other Reporting Adventures: Stories from a Cold War Correspondent by Henry S. BradsherThe Dalai Lama's Secret and Other Reporting Adventures: Stories from a Cold War Correspondent by Henry S. Bradsher

The Dalai Lama's Secret and Other Reporting Adventures: Stories from a Cold War Correspondent

byHenry S. Bradsher

Hardcover | April 8, 2013

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For over a quarter of a century, award-winning reporter Henry Bradsher chased stories as an Associated Press foreign correspondent. In this lively and engaging account, Bradsher relates a distinguished career that took him to the Himalayas, the jungles of Bhutan, Kremlin caviar receptions, China s Forbidden City, and the battlefields of Vietnam. Throughout this enthralling look back, Bradsher emphasizes the unpredictability of a correspondent s life the strains, perils, and privileges of standing witness to momentous world events. In South Asia, Bradsher reported the Dalai Lama s escape from Tibet in 1959 and the last five years that Jawaharlal Nehru led India with a side trip to hunt tigers in Nepal with Queen Elizabeth. In Moscow he covered the downfall of Nikita Khrushchev and later suffered the KGB bombing of his car. For his perceptive reporting from Hong Kong, Chinese officials labeled him the most despicable journalist, but, after a power shift, gave him the only visa for an American journalist to attend the Canton trade fair. Bradsher predicted and reported Bangladesh s independence struggle, and he worked in the Middle East, covering Egyptian-Israeli peace arrangements. Access to the events and people that shaped the Cold War also led to Bradsher s meeting many world leaders, including Nehru, Khrushchev, Leonid Brezhnev, Zhou Enlai, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Anwar Sadat, and Menachem Begin. Although Bradsher s reporting riled officials in Moscow, Beijing, and even stateside prompting Henry Kissinger s attempt to stop or hinder the publication of his reports history has proven its accuracy. The tenacity and relentlessness in his own work accompanied a profound respect for fellow journalists worldwide who endanger themselves to keep the public informed.
Title:The Dalai Lama's Secret and Other Reporting Adventures: Stories from a Cold War CorrespondentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:April 8, 2013Publisher:Louisiana State University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0807150509

ISBN - 13:9780807150504

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