Book Over there : from the Bronx to Baghdad / Alan Feuer.
Publication year: c2005.
Call Number DS79.76 .F48 2005
Media class: Book
Publisher: New York : Counterpoint
ISBN: 1582433275 9781582433271
Extent: ix, 283 p. ; 22 cm.
"Alan Feuer was sent to the Middle East to cover the US invasion of Iraq in the spring of 2003. He was not alone: over 700 embedded news reporters planned on locking step with the military, and multitudes more, biding their time until Baghdad fell, would follow in their wake. In this ... look at a reporter in wartime, Feuer describes this international media swarm, not to mention the local opportunists and unscrupulous profiteers, to exhilarating and profound effect. In these pages you'll meet a desert Donald Trump, the stiletto-heeled Rania (who'll bribe a border guard or introduce you to the Queen - all for the right price) as well as the Times bureau chiefs who decide what, and how much of it, is fit to print"--Publisher's website.
Prologue : a protagonist is born -- England. The list -- Goat fuck -- Drinking with hipsters -- London calling -- Felines -- Jordan. Credentials -- Casablanca -- The translator -- Zee internet -- The good soldier -- A secret conversation -- What movie are you starring in? -- A conversation continued -- A cavalry charge -- The border -- Iraq. Necessary lies -- Looters -- Four hundred miles -- Welcome to Iraq -- Rooms -- Endless asphalt -- One gold plunger -- Mail -- The cemetery -- They can't take that away (from me) -- Phone calls and photographs -- Some small bit of sand.