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    DescriptionIn 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.


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    Title
    Dispatches from the Edge
    Subtitle
    A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anderson Cooper, Read by Anderson Cooper
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061137808
    ISBN 10: 0061137804
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: BGA, BGFA
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: BM, APB, KNT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    B&T General Subject: 480
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    DC21: 070.92
    BISAC V2.8: LAN008000, BIO005000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 070.92
    BISAC V2.8: PER010000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO025000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A34364032
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PN4874.C683 A3 2006C
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 57870
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins
    Publication date
    01 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York