26 August 2005

Damn, the man could write

I picked up a copy of Things Worth Fighting For, a collection of Mike Kelly's work, a few weeks ago at the Book Warehouse (a bargain at $6 hardback). I'm not too far into it, but wow could he spin a tale. For those who don't know who he is (and didn't see Hank Azaria play him in Shattered Glass), Mike Kelly was one of the first correspondents into Iraq during Gulf War I and died in a Humvee crash during GWII. He was a gifted wordsmith who was as adept at reporting as he was at editorializing. Terrible loss. Great book.

You can check out some of his work here, here, and, I'm sure, elsewhere.

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