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Reporting the Wars

Author:

Matthews

Reporting the Wars

News of the wars has always intrigued the public, from the time of the Napoleonic wars up to the present. In this period of the last century and a half, however, the character both of the public and of the news has changed. Mr. Mathews traces the history of war news coverage from John Bell, who, in 1794, was probably the first war correspondent, to Ernie Pyle of World War II fame. The account is colorful, since war correspondents are notably adventurous individuals, and it is significant for a basic understanding of history, since the reporting of war news has represented a constant struggle against the forces of censorship and propaganda. The book is illustrated with newspaper cartoons.

Reporting the Wars

Professor Mathews was a professor of history at Emory University. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy in charge of a wartime history project of the Bureau of Ordnance.

Reporting the Wars

1 WAR NEWS
2 WAR NEWS WITHOUT WAR CORRESPONDENTS
3 NAPOLEON'S MILITARY BULLETINS
4 THE GENESIS OF NEWSPAPER WAR CORRESPONDENCE
5 THE MID-CENTURY REVOLUTION
6 AMERICAN BOHEMIANS
7 THE WARS OF ITALIAN AND GERMAN UNIFICATION
8 HERALDS OF THE IMPERIALISTIC WARS
9 COSMOPOLITANISM AND SENSATIONALISM
10 WORLD WAR I
11 WORLD WAR II
12 CENSORSHIP AND CONTROL
13 OFFICIAL WAR NEWS
14 THE PROFESSION OF WAR CORRESPONDENCE
15 THE LITERATURE OF WAR CORRESPONDENCE

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