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John Simpson - Unreliable Sources (2nd Hand Paperback)

£3.20
SKU B000717
Synopsis

Through many decades of groundbreaking journalism, John Simpson has become not only one of the most recognisable and trusted British personalities, but has transferred his skill to books with multiple bestselling success.

With his book he turns his eye to how Great Britain has been transformed by its free press down the years. He shows how, while the press likes to pretend it's independent, they have enjoyed the power they have over the events they report and have at times exercised it irresponsibly.

He examines how it changed the world and changed itself over the course of the last hundred years, from the creation of the Daily Mail and the first stokings of anti-German sentiment in the years leading up to the First World War, to the Sun's propping up of the Thatcher government, and beyond.

In this self-analysis from one of the pillars of modern journalism some searching questions are asked, including whether the press can ever be truly free and whether we would desire it to be so.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Acceptable (Slight scrunching - 1cm - at bottom of 1st few pages)
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Non-Fiction - Uncategorised
  • Published : 2010
  • ISBN : 9780330435635
  • SKU : B000717
  • PPC : SP310gm
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"Always incisive, brilliantly readable and never shy of controversy, this sees John Simpson at the height of his game as one of Britain's foremost commentators." - Google Review.

The Author

John Cody Fidler-Simpson CBE is an English foreign correspondent and world affairs editor of BBC News. He has spent all his working life at the BBC, and has reported from more than 120 countries, including thirty war zones, and interviewed many world leaders.