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Dispatches from the Edge

A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival

by Anderson Cooper

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  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Harper Paperbacks .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages222
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7288504M
ISBN 100061136689
ISBN 109780061136689
OCLC/WorldCa124082011

Both growing up as the son of a very famous woman, and in the career that he has chosen, he seems more comfortable talking about events rather than himself. Something had to give. I also know that I want to raise my children to know where places in the world are located. Shock waves pulse in all directions, displacing millions of tons of water, creating giant undersea waves. Both my ears are plugged with wireless headphones connecting me to a control room several blocks away.

I decided to read this book after I saw his interview on Opera. Excerpted by permission. In New York, begins in a blizzard. However, I was struck by how frequently he swallows syllables at the end of a word. It's not.

Excerpted by permission. Dispatches from the Edge could be a fascinating textbook in various historical, political, and literature based classes. My brother and I were terrified, but too scared to speak with each other about it. There's been talk of canceling the celebrations, but in the end it's decided that the show will go on. It's already too late. The water moves fast, five hundred miles per hour -- the speed of a commercial jetliner.


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Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. It overwhelms my defenses, my hard won cynicism. I found Dispatches From the Edge to be an informative and intelligent book written by an empathetic complicated person who was able to build upon his ground-breaking coverage of world events to become the media star that he is today.

We've been covering the tsunami around the clock this week, and each day brings new details, new horrors. Both my ears are plugged with wireless headphones connecting me to a control room several blocks away.

It took centuries for the pressure to build. Striking, heartfelt, and utterly engrossing, Dispatches from the Edge is an unforgettable memoir that takes us behind the scenes of the cataclysmic events of our age and allows us to see them through the eyes of one of America's most trusted, fearless, and pioneering reporters.

He makes a point to discuss how we're far more apt to report on the mundane than true disasters, but doesn't truly examine why that fact is. The truth is, I began volunteering to work on New Year's Eve as a way to avoid having to do something social. Cooper gives a personal look intoBosnia. Something had to give.

Cooper is an intelligent, passionate man and he may be a terrific journalist. The ground isn't moving at all. Eight minutes later, at approximately a. It's the way of the world," he writes.

Despite hundreds of years of pathetic parties and hellish hangovers, we continue to cling to the notion that it's possible to have fun on that night.

Book excerpt: 'Dispatches from the Edge'

Striking, heartfelt, and utterly engrossing, Dispatches from the Edge is an unforgettable memoir that takes us behind the scenes of the cataclysmic events of our age and allows us to see them through the eyes of one of America's most trusted, fearless, and pioneering reporters.

It's already too late. I can tell you that this is a worthwhile read. But underneath, out of sight, churning walls of water extend from the ocean's bottom to the surface, pushing outward.

It may be worth taking a look and you won't be wasting your time if you pick up this book. The thin needle of a seismograph suddenly springs to life, rapidly scribbling side to side, signaling an alarm. LTietz Dec 14, I'm a huge fan of Anderson, watch his show every night or as close as possible.

Dispatches from the Edge didn't leave me feeling dismal, but it did have me really wrestle with the bad things in the world and praise God that I have hope in Christ.

In the next two hours, tsunami waves strike ten other countries. My brother and I were terrified, but too scared to speak with each other about it.

Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival

Writhing, squirming, they feast on some unseen flesh. The cameras pan the streets, wide shots and close-ups; people sing and shout. When midnight arrives, the air explodes into a solid mass, a swirl of colored confetti that seems to hang suspended in space.

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 tragic early deaths of his father and older brother.View Notes - dispatches from the edge book review from IDST at Georgia College & State University.

Kat Wardell Global Issues & Society Dr. Ruth Carter 17 Author: sylvaindez.coml. Jan 24,  · Dispatches from the Edge could be a fascinating textbook in various historical, political, and literature based classes. Dispatches from the Edge explains the history of various past disasters, discusses the importance of mental health, and serves as an inspiring coming of age story.

Dispatches from the Front: Islands on the Edge takes you where there are no church buildings or chapel bells; yet the Gospel is unstoppable and Christ's Kingdom is advancing even in the face of persecution, desperate poverty, and Asia's secret slave sylvaindez.com: Frontline Missions International.

Striking, heartfelt, and utterly engrossing, Dispatches from the Edge is an unforgettable memoir that takes us behind the scenes of the cataclysmic events of our age and allows us to see them through the eyes of one of America's most trusted, fearless, and pioneering reporters/5(22).

Few people have witnessed more scenes of chaos and conflict around the world than Anderson Cooper, whose groundbreaking coverage on CNN has changed the way we watch the news.

Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival (Paperback)

In this gripping, candid, and remarkably powerful memoir, he 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. Jul 15,  · Dispatches from the Edge by Anderson Cooper,HarperCollins Publishers edition, About the Book. Few people have witnessed more scenes of chaos and conflict around the world than Anderson Cooper, whose groundbreaking coverage on CNN has changed the way we watch the news.

In this gripping, candid, and remarkably powerful memoir, he Cited by: 2.