by John Pilger - £12.99 Vintage (2001)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780099266112 | ISBN 10: 0099266113
The heroes of Pilger's narrative are the many ordinary people he has witnessed coping with their lives in difficult and often brutal conditions: dissidents in the Soviet Union; those struggling for universal freedoms in Vietnam, Cambodia, Africa, India, the Middle East and Central America. They also include the Irish labouring generation of his great-great grandfather, transported in irons to Australia for uttering 'unlawful oaths'.
First published in 1986, Heroes is John Pilger's classic work. With a new introduction, it is a vivid, engrossing and at times blackly amusing history and personal story covering the periods for which his journalism is renowned. John Pilger had witnessed many of the major world upheavals and conflicts an the past thirty yearsm as well as the evidence of injustices hidden from society's view. His reporting of these events has been distinguished by his tenacious research, especially of facts that governments and powerful interests would prefer to keep secret, and by his unerring and always compassionate pursuit of the truth.
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