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"Pilger is the closest we have to the great correspondents of the 1930s. The truth in his hands is a weapon, to be picked up and used in the struggle against injustice." - Guardian.
The heroes of John Pilger's narrative are the many ordinary people he has witnessed coping with their lives in difficult and often brutal conditions: dissidents in the Soviet Union; those struggling for universal freedoms in Vietnam, Cambodia, Africa, India, the Middle East and Central America. They also include the Irish labouring generation of his great-great-grandfather, transported in irons to Australia for uttering "unlawful oaths".
First published in 1986, Heroes is John Pilger's classic work. With a new introduction, it is a vivid, engrossing and at times blackly amusing history and personal story covering the periods for which his journalism is renowned. John Pilger has witnessed many of the major world upheavals and conflicts of the past thirty years, as well as the evidence of injustices hidden from society's view. His reporting of these events has been distinguished by his tenacious research, especially of facts that governments and powerful interests would prefer to keep secret, and by his unerring and always compassionate pursuit of the truth.