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Through Gates of Fire : A Journey into World Disorder

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What kind of a world do we live in when governments are able to pursue wars against not only the will of the people, but also the international institutions set up to promote peace? In the first World War 90% of casualties were soldiers; in recent wars 90% of casualties are civilians. But instead of bringing home the real human costs of war, the advent of 'live' conflict coverage has led to television being used as just another propaganda tool. In THROUGH GATES OF FIRE, Martin Bell uses his personal experiences as a reporter of eleven wars, and independent MP, to write an impassioned, heartfelt and coruscating call to arms. The three central theses are the way in which war, politics and journalism have changed beyond all recognition in the past thirty years. Bell pleads with poetic conviction for a stark reappraisal of the world we're creating for ourselves, as politics becomes increasingly remote from ordinary lives and reports from the front line often seem more like scenes from a Hollywood movie.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 22mm | 258.55g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753817861
  • 9780753817865

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"Bell pulls no punches in this angry, wise and at time apocalyptic assessment of what he calls the New World Order.' DAILY MAIL 'it is an important, heartfelt book, providing a voice of reason in a world gone made.' -- Graeme Green SUNDAY EXPRESS 'this intriguing book...his UNICEF work allows him to revist many of the places from which he has reported, and provides som eof the book's most moving passages.' SUNDAY TIMESshow more

About Martin Bell

Martin Bell OBE has spent more than thirty years in journalism, during which he covered over 11 wars. In 1997 he became the first independent candidate to be elected an MP since 1950. Among his cirrent roles he is UNICEF Special Representative for Humanitarian Emergencies.show more

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