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Dispatches from the Front: The Life of Matthew Halton, Canada's Voice at War

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Original name book: Dispatches from the Front: The Life of Matthew Halton, Canada's Voice at War

Pages: 352

Language: English

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart; Reprint edition (October 6, 2015)

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The first major biography of an iconic war correspondent sheds light on the personal life and fascinating career of a remarkable Canadian figure--and it's now available in paperback.

     "This is Matthew Halton of the CBC."
     So began Matthew Halton's war broadcasts. Originally a reporter for the Toronto Star, Matt Halton, as Senior War Correspondent for the CBC during the Second World War, reported from the front lines in Italy and Northwest Europe, and became "the voice of Canada at war." His reports were at times tender and sad and other times shocking and explosive. Covering the flashpoints of his generation--from the war trenches to the coronation of the Queen--Halton filed a series of reports warning that the Third Reich was "becoming a vast laboratory and breeding ground for war." For a decade he chronicled Europe's drift to disaster, covering the breakdown of the League of Nations, the Spanish Civil War, and the Nazi takeover of Austria and Czechoslovakia. Along the way he interviewed Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Herman Goering, Neville Chamberlain, Charles de Gaulle, Mahatma Gandhi, and dozens of others who shaped the history of the last century.
     Drawing on extensive interviews and archival research, this definitive biography, written by Matthew's son, acclaimed former CBC correspondent David Halton, is a fascinating look at the career of one of the most accomplished journalists Canada has ever known.

DAVID HALTON, formerly the CBC News's Senior Correspondent in Washington D.C., is one of Canada's most acclaimed journalists. Throughout his career, he was The National's Paris-based correspondent, reporting on the de Gaulle government, Israel's Six Day War, and a coup in Greece. He was the CBC's Moscow correspondent between 1967 and 1968 and later covered events in the Middle East and the war in Vietnam. In addition, he was the chief political correspondent in Ottawa from 1978 to 1991. In 2005, Halton was presented with one of the most prized Gemini awards, the Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism.

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  • By John Dickey on February 25, 2015

    A candid portrayal of one of Canada's finest war correspondents by his son. There's much to learn as David recounts interesting factual details as to how Hitler and the Third Reich emerged as a major (frightening) force in Europe. The book includes some startling reminders of many countries (ours included) innocent views of Hitler and the Catholic Churches initial approval of his efforts.In my opinion highly recommended reading for anyone interested in World War 2.

  • By Miriam J. Nixon on March 3, 2015

    great book1 For those who were alive during the war it is a great reminder of the events of the war and Matthew Halton. Fro those who weren't alive It will give them a greater understanding of the events.... a great memorial to Matthew Halton.

  • By C. K. Rothwell on April 20, 2016

    A great read. Living history, well presented. Go for it!

  • By B. Tierney on June 16, 2016

    A thoroughly researched, beautifully written work of journalism. I enjoyed every page of it.

  • By peter7525 on April 23, 2016

    Excellent book. Great read.

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