Peter Beaumont

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The Secret Life of War

book | Non-Fiction | 2009
UK & Comm → Harvill Secker (Ed. Stuart Williams)

War has changed. In the past, states clashed and battles were fought between armies. Today superpowers are pitted against warlords.

The Observer's chief foreign correspondent Peter Beaumont takes us into the guts of modern conflict. He visits the bombed and abandoned home of Mullah Omar; discovers a deserted Al Qaeda camp where he finds documents describing a plan to attack London; talks to young bomb-throwers in a Rafah refugee camp.

Unflinching and exquisitely written, The Secret Life of War is a deeply personal and defining vision of the inner, secret nature of modern war.

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A plea for resolution, a document of brutal honesty, the bare truth: in it beats the pulse of being there in the throes of modern conflict.
Tim Page

Beaumont's book is on a different plane to the others [war literature by journalists] and will outlast many of them' Sunday Times

Beaumont’s account of war reporting in the Middle East is astonishing, not least for its careful detail and his self-searching honesty. A superb piece of work.

 

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