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Dirty Wars and Polished Silver by Lynda Schuster

Dirty Wars and Polished Silver

Dirty Wars and Polished Silver by Lynda Schuster
Jul 18, 2017 | 352 Pages
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“A sparkling chronicle of her life… Dirty Wars and Polished Silver is a sharply observant and well-rendered telling of the life of a courageous international journalist and diplomat’s wife.  Great story. Amusing prose… Do not miss it.”Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“A riveting international thriller…A page-turner thanks to lucid writing and thrilling storytelling.” Kirkus, starred review

“A wonderful, witty ride about hurtling towards happiness and embracing maturity. If you ever wondered: What do I want and how do I find joy? Dirty Wars and Polished Silver is a book for you.” —Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Enrique’s Journey
Dirty Wars and Polished Silver is the fabulously entertaining story of Lynda Schuster’s adventures as a foreign correspondent and wife of a U. S. diplomat. It captures all the glamour, intrigue, love, and, yes, loss that’s to be found in a life lived on the frontlines, but it’s also a deliciously fun (and funny!) story of transformation. A delight from start to finish.” —Valerie Plame Wilson, author of Fair Game

“For the armchair traveler and imagined war correspondent, and for anyone who misses the tropical non-paradises of Africa and Latin America that furnished the intrigues of Graham Greene, I heartily recommend Dirty Wars and Polished Silver. It throbs with the romance, and the anguish, of a life lived in excitement and in peril, tracking sundry and dubious American missions abroad.” —Roger Lowenstein, author of When Genius Failed and America’s Bank     

“Lynda Schuster’s memoir Dirty Wars and Polished Silver is the story of a woman breaking down barriers to become an accomplished war correspondent, and an on-the-ground narrative of the conflicts that wracked the world in the 1980s and -’90s. It is also a tale of love, great loss, and love again that demonstrates the resilience of the soul. I recommend it to all, but especially to those who wonder how to succeed in life by following both their head and their heart.” —Jeffrey Herbst, President and CEO, Newseum

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