Anyone here been raped & speaks English?

Anyone here been raped speaks English An account of Edward Behr s time in China and South East Asia during the s and s

  • Title: Anyone here been raped & speaks English?
  • Author: Edward Samuel Behr
  • ISBN: 9780450053603
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Paperback
  • An account of Edward Behr s time in China and South East Asia during the 60s and 70s.

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    About "Edward Samuel Behr"

    1. Edward Samuel Behr

      Edward Samuel Behr was a journalist he worked primarily as a foreign war correspondent He began his career in the early 1950s with the Reuters news agency, then worked for Time Life, serving as bureau chief in several cities around the world for Time Magazine He then took a position with Newsweek in 1965 as Asia bureau chief, based in Hong Kong Later in his career, Mr Behr also made a number of documentaries for the BBC He wrote several books during his life on various subjects, including a memoir which was published in 1978.


    1. I read this ages ago, but it sticks. It's a war correspondant's memoir, and provides a really good insight into the process of how people become inured to shocking things, and how they compartmentalize these experiences with geography. It's also funny, which is hard to do when you're up to your knees in blackened bloated bodies. Qudos!

    2. I like memoirs of journalists and humanitarian workers. You would find in them details and stories within large historical events that would compliment history books and illustrate them with names, faces, and events that would make them more easy to imagine and understand. This is the case particularly when they are well written by a traveller who is observant and who has a good command of his language and imagery.Edward Behr is a great journalist and has been a foreign correspondent in a partic [...]

    3. The subtitle of AHBR&SE is, “A Foreign Correspondent’s Life Behind the Lines.” But a more relevant subtitle for today would be, “Tales from the Age of Big Budget Journalism.” Behr worked for LIFE, TIME, NEWSWEEK, SATURDAY EVENING POST, and Reuters in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, reporting from hot spots such as India during partition, Algeria during the war of independence with France, the Belgian Congo during de-colonization, and the American war in Vietnam amongst other places. The t [...]

    4. This was a fascinating memoir of a foreign correspondent, Edward Behr. The title refers to a bizarre and callous approach of another journalist when Belgians were being evacuated from Belgian Congo/Zaire. He pursued conflict from continent to continent leading to some disturbing, some funny, some interesting stories. Apparently the U.S. publisher insisted on changing the title to something completely innocuous, Bearings: A Foreign Correspondent's Life Behind the Lines, which according to his obi [...]

    5. Like "The Farm" above, I bought this from Ayr's best second hand charity book shop, and surprised myself by managing to finish it. Perhaps this was because some of the best chapters were at the end and covered Vietnam, where the absurdity of what was going on and how battles were fought was really well conveyed. Books and accounts like this must have inspired "Apocalypse Now", and the author pulls no punches about the use and abuse of drugs throughout the conflict. I have a suspicion, however, t [...]

    6. Picked this up for its weird title (which refers to a question shouted out by a war correspondent walking through a group of war victims in Africa, if I remember correctly) at a flea market, and read it as an entertaining collection of war correspondent anecdotes. Being an economist the one I've told the most often is how a small island ended up using Monopoly money during WWII - and how this became one of the most valuable currencies since the printing presses of all the other currencies were r [...]

    7. Probably one of the best reporter's memoirs in existence. Very interesting material on a range of African and Asian countries in the 50s and 60s including Algeria, China, and Vietnam. It has the added virtue of being only slightly self-congratulatory, and often very funny. It is not for nothing that the book starts with an acknowledgement to Evelyn Waugh's "Scoop", since the sometimes farcical scenes in this book often resemble the fictional one's in Waugh's masterpiece.

    8. Mr. Behr is the type of reporter (in other words, a professional smart ass) which I aspired to someday become in my misspent youth. This memoir is an enjoyable and absorbing read, and the author, despite his conversational and eminently readable style, manages to convey quite a large measure of information about some of the more (or less, as the case may be) obscure events of the mid to late 20th century. Well worth reading.

    9. A truly honest objective and brave report of war - in the days before some journalists paid kids to throw rocks at tanks to build up a story within budget And by doing so built up the war they were reporting on.

    10. John Stackhouse in Mass Disruption says it captures the bare knuckled life of foreign correspondents in the sixties and seventies.

    11. An insightful glance back to what were probably the 'glory days' of overseas journalism - paradoxically, it sheds light on some of the least glorious events.

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