Going to the Wars

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Publication date: 22.03.2012
ISBN: 9781447219071
Number of pages: 0


'His memoirs have ... honesty, pace and readability.' Jeremy Paxman

Max Hastings grew up with romantic dreams of a life amongst warriors. But after his failure as a parachute soldier in Cyprus in 1963, he became a journalist instead. Before he was 30 he had reported conflicts in Northern Ireland, Biafra, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Middle East, Cyprus, Rhodesia, India and a string of other trouble spots. His final effort was as a war correspondent during the Falklands War. Going to the Wars is a story of his experiences reporting from these battlefields. It is also the story of a self-confessed coward: a writer with heroic ambitions who found himself recording the acts of heroes.

In the media

The chapters on the Falklands War are ... one of the best things written about warfare in half a century.
Daily Telegraph
This memoir is a first-class piece of reportage.
Sunday Times
Max Hastings is one of the greatest living war correspondents.
John Keegan