Through A Correspondent's Eyes: Revisiting Vietnam For journalists covering war, the story is what is happening on the ground. There often isn't time to reflect on the bigger picture. Author John Baxter reflects on one book that does look back on a war: reporter Michael Herr's Dispatches, a memoir of Herr's time in Vietnam.
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Through A Correspondent's Eyes: Revisiting Vietnam

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MICHELE NORRIS, Host:

Michael Herr was a war correspondent. He published his writings from the war in the book "Dispatches." The author John Baxter says "Dispatches" is a total immersion.

JOHN BAXTER: I thought they were the worst, he says. But I sort of miss them now.

NORRIS: John Baxter's latest book is "The Most Beautiful Walk in the World." He recommended "Dispatches" by Michael Herr for our series You Must Read This. And you can discuss this book and others with NPR listeners. Just go to Facebook and search for NPR Books and then click like.

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