Charlie Johnson in the Flames
By (author) Michael Ignatieff
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Charlie Johnson in the Flames by Michael Ignatieff
Book DescriptionCharlie Johnson is a veteran war correspondent who thinks he has seen it all - until he makes one rash expedition into a war zone in the Balkans. Horrified, he watches as a woman who sheltered him is set on fire. As he tries to save her, he too is caught in the deadly fire that engulfs her. From then on, his life is consumed by the mission to find the man who did it - caught on film by his friend and cameraman Jacek- and once he is set on his journey of revenge, nothing and no one can stop him. Drawing on his own experience of war zones, Michael Ignatieff probes into the damage that blights Charlie's life and threatens to destroy his humanity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099459095
(198mm x 130mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael Ignatieff
Fire and Ashes, Hardback (November 2013)
In 2005, the author left Harvard to lead Canada's Liberal Party and by 2008 was poised to become Prime Minister. It never happened. In this title, he describes what he learned from his bruising defeat about compromise and the necessity of bridging differences in a pluralist society.
William Hazlitt Essay Prize 2013 the Winners, Hardback (November 2013)
More than 700 essays were submitted for the 2013 William Hazlitt Essay Prize, covering a vast range of subjects.
Hedgehog and the Fox, Paperback (May 2013)
Describes the central thesis of author's masterly essay on Leo Tolstoy and the philosophy of history, the subject of the epilogue to War and Peace.
Ladder of Shadows, Paperback (January 2009)» View all books by Michael Ignatieff
A companion to "Luminous Debris", this title offers readings of late Roman and early Christian ruins in the author's adopted region of Provence, sifting through iconographic, architectural, and sacramental vestiges to shed light on nothing less than the existential itself.
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Author Biography - Michael Ignatieff
Michael Ignatieff is Carr Professor of Human Rights Policy at Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is an outstanding literary and cultural commentator, and also a powerful novelist, shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1993 for Scar Tissue. He is well known, too, as a presenter and critic on radio and television. His non-fiction books include a biography of Isaiah Berlin, and four books on ethnic war and intervention Blood and Belonging, The Warrior's Honour, Virtual War, and, most recently, Empire Lite: Nation Building in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan.
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