How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone by Rosie Garthwaite

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Whether you're a war correspondent or an aid worker, a tourist worried about an increasingly hostile world or an armchair traveler concerned that your own backyard is fast becoming a war zone, How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone will help you survive some of the world's most volatile environments. Well-traveled journalist Rosie Garthwaite offers practical advice drawn from her own personal experience and that of others, including many seasoned colleagues, who have worked in some of the world's most hostile regions. Topics covered include everything from avoiding land mines and hostage situations to amputating a limb and foraging for safe food. The book is a true survival manual (all medical advice has been vetted by doctors from Doctors Without Borders), but it is also a transporting read, filled with vicarious thrills and written with brio and humor by a woman who has seen it all. Perfect for those planning short trips or extended stays in dangerous destinations, or-much like the popular Worst-Case Scenario handbooks-for readers who simply prefer to be thoroughly prepared, wherever life may take them.
 

About Rosie Garthwaite

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Rosie Garthwaite began her journalistic career as a freelance reporter in Basra, Iraq just after graduating college, and learned first-hand about survival in dangerous regions. She wrote this book to provide the practical information people were always asking her for -- drawing on her own experience and that of more veteran colleagues. Garthwaite works as a TV reporter in the Middle East and is based in Doha, Qatar. This is her first book.
 
Published June 21, 2011 by Bloomsbury USA. 304 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Action & Adventure. Non-fiction

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Using the example of%C2%A0war correspondents counting precious minutes in very hazardous places, this wide-ranging guide includes tourists hoping to encounter memorable moments in a combustible world,

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How – and why – reporters and aid workers survive in some of the world's most dangerous places.

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