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Beschreibung

Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl became the focus of international concern when he was kidnapped by Islamic extremists in Pakistan while investigating a story. News of his brutal murder in February 2002 was universally denounced, a tragic loss of a good man and a compassionate journalist who was at home anywhere in the world. At Home in the World celebrates Pearl's life through 50 of his best stories. Edited by his longtime friend and colleague, Helene Cooper, At Home in the World gives testimony to Mr. Pearl's extraordinary skill as a writer and to his talent for friendship and collaboration. With datelines from the United States and abroad, the articles showcase a dogged reporter who never lost sight of the humanity behind the news. A foreword by his widow, Mariane Pearl, and a contribution by his father, Judea Pearl, celebrate his desire to change the world, his basic decency and fair-mindedness and his sense of fun and love of family. Mr. Pearl's eye for quirky stories -- many of which appeared in the Journal's iconic &quote,middle column&quote, -- and his skill in tracking leads, uncovering wrongdoing and making friends of strangers of all backgrounds and cultures are apparent throughout this carefully assembled collection. The selections range from child beauty pageants in the South to the making of the world's largest Persian rug to the Taliban's exploitation of a gemstone market in order to fund terrorism. Anecdotes from friends and colleagues in the introduction to each section provide background, context and a glimpse of his life at the Journal. At Home in the World keeps alive Daniel Pearl's spirit through his words and the work that was so important to him.

Autorentext

Daniel Pearl was named South Asia bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal, based in Bombay, India, in December 2000. He joined the Journal as a reporter in Atlanta in November 1990 and moved to Washington, D.C., in 1993 to cover transportation. In January 1996 he moved to London, and in February 1998 he began reporting from the Journal's Paris bureau. Mr. Pearl had been a reporter for the North Adams (Mass.) Transcript in 1986, the Springfield, Mass., Union News in 1987 and the Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, Mass., in 1988, where he won an American Planning Association Award for a five-part series on land use. A Princeton, N.J., native, Mr. Pearl graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor's degree in communications. He married Mariane, a French journalist, in 1999. A few months before his abduction on Jan. 23, 2002, the couple discovered she was pregnant. A few days before his abduction, they discovered the child would be a boy.



Klappentext

Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl became the focus of international concern when he was kidnapped by Islamic extremists in Pakistan while investigating a story. News of his brutal murder in February 2002 was universally denounced, a tragic loss of a good man and a compassionate journalist who was at home anywhere in the world.

At Home in the World celebrates Pearl's life through 50 of his best stories. Edited by his longtime friend and colleague, Helene Cooper, At Home in the World gives testimony to Mr. Pearl's extraordinary skill as a writer and to his talent for friendship and collaboration. With datelines from the United States and abroad, the articles showcase a dogged reporter who never lost sight of the humanity behind the news. A foreword by his widow, Mariane Pearl, and a contribution by his father, Judea Pearl, celebrate his desire to change the world, his basic decency and fair-mindedness and his sense of fun and love of family.

Mr. Pearl's eye for quirky stories -- many of which appeared in the Journal's iconic "middle column" -- and his skill in tracking leads, uncovering wrongdoing and making friends of strangers of all backgrounds and cultures are apparent throughout this carefully assembled collection. The selections range from child beauty pageants in the South to the making of the world's largest Persian rug to the Taliban's exploitation of a gemstone market in order to fund terrorism. Anecdotes from friends and colleagues in the introduction to each section provide background, context and a glimpse of his life at the Journal.

At Home in the World keeps alive Daniel Pearl's spirit through his words and the work that was so important to him.



Inhalt

Foreword by Mariane Pearl

Daniel Pearl (1963-2002)

Introduction

  1. In Indian Quake, Death Haunts the Living 2/5/01

  2. Portrait of the Artist in Search of Patrons in the Highest Places 7/25/00

  3. Search For Mercy Ends in Tears on Quiet Kosovo Street 12/2/99

  4. Joint Force: A Tough U.S. Cop With a Daunting Beat: Peace in the Balkans 12/9/99

  5. This Film Has a Bus, Explosions and Veils: Call It 'Iranian Speed' 11/19/96

  6. Beauty Shows Turn Beastly as Sponsors Bare Lacquered Nails 2/2/93

  7. Vanishing Acts: How 2 Florida Firms Fooled Stockholders, Auditors and the SEC 7/8/92

  8. To Be a Black Cop Can Mean Walking a Very Fine Line 5/7/92

  9. Marooned: The Upwardly Mobile Find Hopes Dashed on Suburban Plateaus 3/30/92

  10. Memo to Judge: Beware If Turner Buys Television Rights to the Trial 12/2/91

  11. Basinger Backlash Begins a-Brewin' in Burg of Braselton 3/7/91

Introduction

  1. Behind the Music: Rock Rolls Once More in Iran as Hard-Liners Back a Pop Revival 6/2/00

  2. These Songs Bring Tears to Your Eyes, or Something Worse 5/14/96

  3. Missing Violin's Case: The Finder Fiddles While Losers Sue 10/17/94

  4. This May Make Milli Vanilli Glad They Got Out When They Did 1/2/91

Introduction

  1. Afghan Connection: Taliban Banned TV but Collected Profits on Smuggled Sonys 1/9/02

  2. Underground Trade: Much-Smuggled Gem Called Tanzanite Helps Bin Laden Supporters 11/16/01

  3. Pushing Pills: Drug Firms' Incentives to Pharmacists in India Fuel Mounting Abuse 8/16/01

  4. The Catalyst: Behind Cipla's Offer of Cheap AIDS Drugs: Potent Mix of Motives 3/12/01

  5. Persian Gulf: In Iran's Holy City, Islamic Factions Fight for Soul of a Nation 8/11/99

  6. Today's Pop Quiz: Where Is Coca-Cola Not the Real Thing? 7/10/98

Introduction

  1. How Many Ways Can You Skin a Cow? 7/19/01

  2. Body Count: War in Kosovo Was Cruel, Bitter, Savage; Genocide It Wasn't 12/31/99

  3. After the Bombings: The Difficult Search for 'Truth' 10/28/98

  4. Same Old Song: Iraq's Best Planes Are Mainly in Iran 4/29/98

  5. Moon Over Mecca: It's Tough to Pinpoint Start of Holy Month 1/7/97

  6. Tehran Wanderlust: Hot Item in Iran Now Is Visa to Visit U.S. 10/11/96

  7. Certain Work Is Foreign to Saudis, but That's Changing 9/12/96

  8. Believe It or Not, Tabloids Were Right About Charles and Di 1/29/96

  9. Good Connections: Despite Deregulation, Rural Phone Subsidies Are Likely to Survive 11/30/95

  10. Cell Phones: Perfect in Emergencies? Try Again 4/18/95

  11. Pariah in the South, William T. Sherman Is Getting a Makeover 6/9/93

Introduction

  1. Futurist Schlock: Today's Cyberhype Has a Familiar Ring 9/7/95

  2. Costly Talk: Why Pay-Phone Calls Can Get So Expensive and Spark Complaints 5/30/95

  3. The Case of the Ace on Ice: Fliers Protest Veteran's Grounding 8/17/94

  4. Rolling Along: ICC Keeps Truckin' Though It Has Lost Much of Its Authority 4/27/94

  5. Car-Killer Potholes Have a New Enemy This Year: Roboplop 4/15/94

  6. Colliding Clichés and Other Mishaps on the Term Pike 2/1/94

  7. Romance in the Age of Computers: Lots of Talk and Not Much Action 2/13/95

  8. There's an Easy Solution to This: Let Santa Deliver All Candy Canes 9/19/94

Introduction

  1. Amid Global Turmoil, Wild Times in Trading Afghanis 11/14/01

  2. Separate Peace: Why Ethnic Cleansing, Once Under Way, Is So Difficult to Reverse 4/22/99

  3. No Openings: Ex-BCCI Employees Say Bank's Notoriety Left Them Unhirable 3/1/99

  4. Fortunes of Peace: Israel's Netanyahu, His Support Eroding, Calls Early Elections 12/22/98

  5. Sturgeon Surgeons Extract the Caviar and Spare the Fish 6/30/98

  6. Rocky Takeoff: Lebanon Scrambles to Rebuild an Airport Battered by Civil War 4/6/98

  7. Looming Large: This Persian Rug Should Set a Record 6/30/97

  8. If Only King Solomon Were Here to Settle This Nasty Dispute 5/2/97

  9. Demolition Derby, a Lawless Sport, Gets Some Rules 10/4/94

  10. Sky Warriors Take Would-Be Flyboys on Flights of Fancy 8/28/91

Going to the Top Won't Get You to Bottom of Bureaucracy 8/28/86

Registry Saga, Part 2: Intrepid Reporter-Driver Outlasts Chief 4/25/87

Acknowledgments

About the Author and Editor

Produktinformationen

Titel: At Home in the World
Untertitel: Collected Writings from The Wall Street Journal
Autor:
Editor:
EAN: 9780743244152
ISBN: 978-0-7432-4415-2
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Simon + Schuster Inc.
Genre: Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 300
Veröffentlichung: 24.06.2002
Jahr: 2002
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 0.4 MB