Yasutsune Hirashiki,Terry Irving,Ted Koppel's On the Frontlines of the Television War: A Legendary War PDF

By Yasutsune Hirashiki,Terry Irving,Ted Koppel

"On The Frontlines of the tv battle is the tale of Yasutsune ""Tony"" Hirashiki's ten years in Vietnam—beginning whilst he arrived in 1966 as a tender freelancer with a 16mm digicam yet with no task or the slightest grab of English and finishing within the traumatic fall of Saigon in 1975 whilst he was once actually thrown on one of many final flights out.

His memoir has the entire fascinating stories of peril, worry, and shut calls because the better of conflict memoirs however it is essentially a narrative of very genuine and but outstanding humans: the warriors who fought, bled, and died, and the journalists and photographers who went correct to the frontlines to checklist their tales and memorialize their sacrifice. the nice books approximately Vietnam journalism were approximately print newshounds, nonetheless photographers, and tv correspondents but when this used to be actually the 1st “television war,” then it's time to listen the tale of the cameramen who shot the images and the journalists who wrote the tales that the common American witnessed day-by-day of their residing rooms.

An award-winning sensation whilst it used to be published in Japan in 2008, this ebook been thoroughly re-created for a global viewers. In 2008, the japanese version was once released by way of Kodansha in hardback volumes and titled ""I desired to Be Capa."" It gained the 2009 Oya Soichi Nonfiction Award-a prize often reserved for a lot more youthful writers—and Kodansha virtually doubled their preliminary print run to satisfy the call for. In that interval, he was once interviewed broadly, a documentary was once filmed during which he back to the folks and locations of his wartime adventure, and a dramatization of his booklet was once written and awarded on NHK Radio. A Kodansha paperback was once released in 2010 with an preliminary printing of 17,000 copies and keeps to promote at a decent pace.

""Tony Hirashiki is a vital piece of the basis on which ABC was once equipped. From the day he approached the Bureau leader in Saigon with a observe pinned to his blouse announcing he may possibly shoot photos to the fearful afternoon of Sep 11 once we misplaced him within the cave in of the dual Towers (and he emerged coated in airborne dirt and dust clutching his necessary beta tapes,) Tony said the inside track along with his digital camera and in doing so, he introduced the reality in regards to the very important occasions of our day to thousands of Americans."" David Westin, Former President of ABC News

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