New Release Books by Phillip Knightley

Phillip Knightley is the author of How the English Establishment Framed Stephen Ward (2013), Australia (2013), The First Casualty (2004), A Hack's Progress (1998) and other 14 books.

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How the English Establishment Framed Stephen Ward

release date: Nov 15, 2013
How the English Establishment Framed Stephen Ward
On cover, authors' names appear in reverse sequence with Caroline Kennedy listed first.

Australia

release date: Sep 30, 2013
Australia
Australia celebrated one hundred years as a nation in 2001. This book - part history, part travelogue, part memoir - tells the inspiring story of how a one-time British colony of convicts turned itself into a prosperous and confident country. Through the eyes of ordinary people, Phillip Knightley describes Australia's journey, from federation and the trauma of the First World War, the desperate poverty of the Depression, with its attendant spectres of secret armies and near-civil war, the threat of invasion in the Second World War and the immigration that followed it, and the slow but steady decline in the relationship with Britain, the 'Mother Country', as Australia forged its own unique identity.

The First Casualty

release date: Oct 05, 2004
The First Casualty
"The first casualty when war comes, is truth," said American Senator Hiram Johnson in 1917. In his gripping, now-classic history of war journalism, Phillip Knightley shows just how right Johnson was. From William Howard Russell, who described the appalling conditions of the Crimean War in the Times of London, to the ranks of reporters, photographers, and cameramen who captured the realities of war in Vietnam, The First Casualty tells a fascinating story of heroism and collusion, censorship and suppression. Since Vietnam, Knightley reveals, governments have become much more adept at managing the media, as highlighted in chapters on the Falklands War, the Gulf War, and the conflict between NATO and Serbia over Kosovo. And in a new chapter on the post-9/11 wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Knightley details even greater degrees of government manipulation and media complicity, as evidenced by the "embedding" of reporters in military units and the uncritical, openly patriotic coverage of these conflicts. "The age of the war correspondent as hero," he concludes, "appears to be over." Fully updated, The First Casualty remains required reading for anyone concerned about freedom of the press, journalistic responsibility, and the nature of modern warfare.

A Hack's Progress

release date: Aug 07, 1998

The Second Oldest Profession

release date: Mar 01, 2003

The Eye of War

release date: Jan 01, 2003
The Eye of War
This is the story of photography in war - from the Crimean War and American Civil War through two World Wars, from Vietnam and the Gulf War to the Balkans and beyond, photographers have been drawn to the battlefront. The best war photography bares the essence of war by distilling the chaos of combat into indelible visual icons, such as the napalmed young Vietnamese girl or the flag-raising in Iwo Jima. The camera was part of the technological revolution that started to transform warfare in the middle of the 19th century. As weapons have become more deadly, cameras have kept pace, getting smaller, quicker, longer ranged.

The Master Spy

release date: Jan 01, 1990
The Master Spy
Chronicles the career of Cold-War double agent Kim Philby, a British counter intelligence officer and KGB operative

An Affair of State

release date: Jan 01, 1987
An Affair of State
Verslag van een Brits schandaal in 1963, waarbij de politicus John Dennis Profumo (1915- ) en zijn maitresse Christine Keeler (1942- ) betrokken waren en waarvoor de orthopedist Stephen Thomas Ward (1912-1963), die de zaak openbaar maakte als zondebok werd gebruikt.

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia
A biography of the English soldier and adventurer who fought with the Arabs during their conflict with the Turks.

The Vestey Affair

The Vestey Affair
History of the Vestey international financial empire; Ch.11, The Australian End, details the Vestey family's role in the NT pastoral industry since 1914; draws on Bleakley's 1929 Report and the Berndt's 1948 Report to outline conditions of Aborigines on Vestey properties; describes the Wave Hill strike and conditions on Gordon Downs Station in the Kimberleys.

The Rise and Fall of the House of Vestey

release date: Jan 01, 1993
The Rise and Fall of the House of Vestey
Until they made the headlines again in 1991, the Vestey family had virtually disappeared from the news; from being Britain's wealthiest family they had slipped out of the top ten. This updated edition of The Vestey Affair tells how the rich handle their money and the means they use to evade tax.
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