News correspondent Leslie Cockburn has dined with the Cali Cartel,
marched with the Khmer Rouge, hunted down the Black Turban in
Afghanistan, pursued the Russian mafia to the Arctic Circle, shared
pomegranate sauce with the Ayatollahs, and stopped a small Kurdish
war, but she has never told these stories in a book-until now.
Cockburn was one of the first women to break into the tight
fraternity of combat and third-world reportage when she began work
at the London bureau of NBC News in 1976-where successful news
gathering required "unorthodox tactics, stamina, and, for best
results, a criminal mind." By the time she moved to CBS's "60
Minutes," Cockburn had interviewed Muammar Qaddaffi and Margaret
Thatcher, been arrested as spy in Gambia, and effectively
eliminated whatever doubts her colleagues might have had about a
woman's ability to tackle the news business's most dangerous
A mother of three who has made a career of breaking down barriers,
Leslie Cockburn has exposed the tobacco lobby in Washington and
human rights violations in Cambodia, and her impact on foreign and
domestic policy has been as powerful as her impact on the rights
and prerogatives of working women. In an industry in which, as late
as 1973, women had to lobby to wear trousers to work, Leslie
Cockburn was determined to combine a strong family life with a
strong professional life, sacrificing neither.
With a cast of generals, drug lords, rock stars, and kings, LOOKING
FOR TROUBLE is the incredible story of a career that has spanned
the history-making news events of the last two decades.
"From the Hardcover edition."
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