We get the scoop on H.D.S. Greenway’s fifty years as a correspondent covering conflicts -- from Vietnam to the Balkans, Pakistan to Gaza, and Iraq to Afghanistan. Greenway’s new memoir includes many larger-than-life tales, including shouting his stories over patchy phone lines to get the news out and suffering shrapnel wounds during the Tet Offensive. To read an excerpt of the book, click here.
This show was guest-hosted by Brady Carlson and was originally broadcast on August 19, 2014.
- H.D.S. Greenway –longtime foreign correspondent for The Washington Post and Time, and columnist and editor for The Boston Globe. His new memoir recounts his decades as a foreign correspondent reporting from 96 countries over the past fifty years.
- Washington Post's review: "The lives of journalists are rarely as interesting as journalists imagine them to be, largely because we spend much of our time chronicling and commenting upon the activities of others rather than doing anything of note ourselves. But from time to time exceptions can be made in the case of foreign correspondents, especially those whose assignments take them into war zones."