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FORWARD POSITIONS: The War Correspondence of Homer Bigart

FORWARD POSITIONS The War Correspondence of Homer Bigart Among journalists of two generationsand particularly war correspondentsHomer Bigart was both legend and example In a career of four decades first with The New York Herald Tribune and then through

  • Title: FORWARD POSITIONS: The War Correspondence of Homer Bigart
  • Author: Homer Bigart Betsy Wade Harrison E. Salisbury
  • ISBN: 9781557282576
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Among journalists of two generationsand particularly war correspondentsHomer Bigart was both legend and example In a career of four decades, first with The New York Herald Tribune and then, through 1972, with The New York Times, Bigart distinguished himself as a superb writer and tireless digger for the realities that could be learned only in the field and not at headquarAmong journalists of two generations and particularly war correspondents Homer Bigart was both legend and example In a career of four decades, first with The New York Herald Tribune and then, through 1972, with The New York Times, Bigart distinguished himself as a superb writer and tireless digger for the realities that could be learned only in the field and not at headquarters In 1943 Bigart sailed for England to cover the air war and was soon on muleback in Sicily, and hanging on at Anzio He then went to the Pacific, where his dispatches won him his first Pulitzer Prize for foreign correspondence When hostilities erupted in Korea he was again on the front lines in the Orient, and again recipient of a Pulitzer By the time of the American involvement in Vietnam, he was an old timer, a seasoned correspondent admired and celebrated for his wit but regarded with awe for his masterly stories, in which straightforward prose, informed by tenacious reporting, cut to the heart of the issues Previously available only in crumbling library copies of the Tribune and the Times, or in microfilm repositories, his dispatches, with their rare insights into warfare and the minds of those who wage war, are now collected in Forward Positions The War Correspondence of Homer Bigart, edited by Betsy Wade and introduced by Harrison E Salisbury, himself the winner of a Pulitzer Prize for journalism Forward Positions does honor to a breed of journalist that had passed into history by the time of Bigart s death It includes one of the first accounts of the atomic annihilation of Hiroshima, a report on the war crimes trial of Adolf Eichmann, a number of dispatches on hot battles of the Cold War, and a probing dispatch on Lieutenant William Calley s testimony on the My Lai massacre With this representative selection of than fifty of Bigart s accounts of war on the ground, in the air, and in the courtroom, Wade provides a wealth of background material about his career.

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    1. I came across references Homer Bigart's name in William Prochnau's book ONCE UPON A DISTANT WAR in which he tells the story of the travails of young reporters in Vietnam in the early years of America's involvement with corrupt Diem regime there. Bigart was something of a legend among the reporters there, a kind of iconic war correspondent. I went looking for more information on Bigart and found this book at ABE for a reasonable price.In this volume Betsy White has compiled selected stories that [...]

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