To Tell the Truth: My Life as a Foreign Correspondent

Written by:
Lewis M. Simons
Narrated by:
Graham Rowat

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
June 2023
13 hours 46 minutes
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Lewis M. Simons recollects his fifty years as a foreign correspondent, one whose powerful stories contributed to transforming Asia from Vietnam War-era basket case to a global boomtown that today rivals the United States.

Simons's investigative work led to the toppling of a dictator in the Philippines. He covered the Tiananmen Square massacre in China, bloody coups in Thailand, attempted genocide and societal collapse in Cambodia, and economic advance, decline, and rebirth in Japan. He was expelled from India for his exclusive reporting on Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's political misuse of the armed forces. Breaking his own strict rule against becoming personally involved with people whose stories he covered, he saved the life of a dying teenaged Tibetan Buddhist monk.

Simons molds the narrative of his lengthy, action-packed career from foxhole mud and backroom dirt. Layered with moments of tenderness and humor, as his camp-following family often accompanies him, the result is a masterful chronicle of war and murder; extreme poverty and suffering alongside repellent wealth and indulgence; wholesale larceny and ruling-class corruption-much of which escaped the scrutiny of other journalists. Listeners who appreciate real-life historic drama will be enthralled.
1 book added to cart
View Cart