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The AP's Coverage of War, Peace & Everything Else

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The AP's Coverage of War, Peace & Everything Else
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Breaking News: How the Associated Press has Covered War, Peace, and Everything Else with Scott Lindlaw, John Raess and Martha Mendoza.A team of former and current Associated Press journalists reveals the compelling stories behind some of history's biggest stories in the first book about the news cooperative in more than 60 years."Breaking News: How the Associated Press has Covered War, Peace, and Everything Else", published by Princeton Architectural Press and richly illustrated with images from the AP's archives, recounts the challenges of reporting on armed conflicts, major trials, aviation milestones, presidential elections, the struggle for civil rights, the White House and disasters such as the 9/11 terror attacks.The book also highlights the cooperative's intrepid foreign correspondents - such as Wes Gallagher, shown on the cover as he dashed for a phone to report on the verdict in the 1946 Nuremberg war crimes trial - and iconic images, including Joe Rosenthal's photo of the flag raising atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, in 1945.The AP previously released David Halberstam's foreword in "Breaking News" to honor the journalist after his untimely death in a car crash in April. Halberstam, who covered the Vietnam War for The New York Times, recalled his first-hand experiences with AP's Saigon bureau - Book Passagemoreless
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