Best Selling Books by Phillip Knightley

Phillip Knightley is the author of The First Casualty (2004), Australia (2000), A Hack's Progress (1997), The Second Oldest Profession (1988) and other 41 books.

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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.

Australia

release date: Jan 01, 2000
Australia
Chronicles the history of Australia from its use as a settlement for English prisoners to the present, discussing relations between Aborigines and European settlers and the growing division between Australia and England.

A Hack's Progress

release date: Jan 01, 1997
A Hack's Progress
This autobiography of Philip Knightley, describes how he began his career as a messenger boy in Australia, and went on to work for the Sunday Times. It includes the major stories he was involved in, such as the Six Day War, thalidomide, the Profumo scandal, and the Hitler diaries fiasco.

The Second Oldest Profession

release date: Jan 01, 1988
The Second Oldest Profession
This comprehensive history of spies, spying, and the intelligence bureaucracy profiles famous spies and intelligence organizations around the world and addresses the question of whether any spying endeavor ever actually changed the course of history

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

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 Secret Lives of Lawrence of Arabia

The Secret Lives of Lawrence of Arabia
"Thomas Edward Lawrence, CB, DSO (16 August 1888[5]? 19 May 1935), known professionally as T.E. Lawrence, was a British Army officer renowned especially for his liaison role during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign and the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916?18. The breadth and variety of his activities and associations, and his ability to describe them vividly in writing, earned him international fame as Lawrence of Arabia, a title which was used for the 1962 film based on his World War I activities."--Wikipedia.

An Affair of State

release date: Jan 01, 1987
An Affair of State
An account of the Profumo scandal of the 1960s reveals the truth behind Stephen Ward's double-agent claim and argues that his trial was a corruption of justice

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.

Papers of Phillip Knightley

Papers of Phillip Knightley
MS Acc12.088 comprises research notes, correspondence, clippings, articles, interviews, chapter outlines and drafts, source material and royalty statements relating to: Knightley's publications on Kim Philby; The second oldest profession, and later talks and articles on spies and espionage; The first casualty; The secret lives of Lawrence of Arabia; An affair of state; The pearl of days; Suffer the children; A hack's progress; proposed projects; lectures, addresses and speeches; conferences and symposia; legal actions by and against Knightley. The collection also contains personal and biographical papers including curricula vitae, school reports, correspondence, press cards, notebooks and scrapbooks of early articles (31 boxes).

The First Casaulty

release date: Jan 01, 1989

Once and Future Kings

release date: Jan 01, 1983
Once and Future Kings
General overview of race relations; administrative treatment and political development; Aboriginal reactions to colonization (historic and contemporary)

Philby. The Spy who Betrayed a Generation. [By] Bruce Page, David Leitch, Phillip Knightley, Etc. (Revised Edition.).

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