Strange Places, Questionable People

Version: Abridged
Author: John Simpson
Narrator: John Simpson
Genres: Business & Economics, Biography & Memoir, Arts & Entertainment
Publisher: MacMillan UK
Published In: July 2004
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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Overview

For over thirty years, John Simpson has travelled the world to report on the most significant events of our time.


From being punched in the stomach by Harold Wilson on one of his first days as a reporter, to escaping summary execution in Beirut, flying into the Teheran with the returning Ayatollah Khomeini, John Simpson has had an astonishingly eventful career. In 1989 he witnessed the Tiananmen Square massacre, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of Communism throughout Eastern Europe and only weeks later, in South Africa, the release of Nelson Mandela.


With Simpsons uncanny knack of being in the right place at the right time, this autobiography is a ring side seat at every major event in 1980s and 90s global history.