Description - Point of Departure by James Cameron
Reportage resists easy definition and comes in many forms: travel essay, narrative history, autobiography but at its finest it reveals hidden truths about people and events that have shaped the world we know. This new series, hailed as 'a wonderful idea' by Don DeLillo, both restores to print and introduces for the first time some of the greatest works of the genre. The classic memoir by one of the great British journalists of the twentieth century, a man who earned universal respect not only for his courage in reporting from dangerous places, but for his candour and independence. Point of Departure features Cameron's eyewitness accounts of the atom bomb tests at Bikini atoll, the Chinese invasion of Tibet and the war in Korea; and vivid evocations of his encounters with Mao Tse-tung and Winston Churchill.
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(201mm x 129mm x mm)
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Author Biography - James Cameron
James Cameron was born in London in 1911. He started his career as a journalist in Scotland before travelling the world as a foreign correspondent for a number of newspapers. He was presented with the Granada Award for Foreign Correspondent of the Decade in the 1960s. He died in 1985.