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The Ideal Occupation Walter Schwarz

The Ideal Occupation

Walter Schwarz

Published April 8th 2011
ISBN : 9781907841026
Paperback
244 pages
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 About the Book 

Walter Schwarz realised at 13 that he wanted to be a foreign correspondent, and soon began honing his skills in his diary and letters to his parents from Paris, Oxford and the Malayan jungle where he served as [a] 2nd Lieutenant.When his dream cameMoreWalter Schwarz realised at 13 that he wanted to be a foreign correspondent, and soon began honing his skills in his diary and letters to his parents from Paris, Oxford and the Malayan jungle where he served as [a] 2nd Lieutenant.When his dream came true, he lived a foreign correspondents life as it used to be, without computer or internet, dictating his copy over a crackly telephone or entrusting it to a remote cable office. He was deported from Nigeria and landed in prison during the civil war in breakaway Biafra.Today he is sorry for the modern correspondent who works for a round-the-clock, multimedia newsdesk.His memoirs look back on an adventurous and uncnventional life as the Guardian correspondent in Nigeria, Israel, India and France - with wife Dorothy, their five children and a variety of dogs and horses.Schwarz calls himself a lucky boy: his Jewish family left Vienna just before Hitler marched in. As a wartime schoolboy, Churchill was his hero and he grew up feeling more patriotic than most native Britons.