Searching for: "Michael Hastings"

  • Michael Hastings

    At age twenty-five, Michael Hastings arrived in Baghdad to cover the war in Iraq for Newsweek. He had at his disposal a little Hemingway romanticism and all the apparatus of a twenty-first-century reporter-cell phones, high-speed Internet access, digital video cameras, fixers, drivers, guards, and translators. In startling detail, he describes the chaos, the violence, the never-ending threats of bomb and mortar attacks, and the front lines that can be a half mile from the Green Zone-indeed, that can be anywhere. This is a new kind of war: private security companies follow their own rules, or lack thereof; soldiers in combat get instant messages from their girlfriends and families; and...read more

  • Michael Hastings

    A posthumous debutnovel-wry, wise, and outrageous-from award-winning journalist MichaelHastings, based on his experiences working for Newsweek The year is 2002. Weekly news magazines dominate thepolitical agenda in New York and Washington. A young journalist named MichaelM. Hastings is an intern at the Magazine, wet behind the ears, the only one in the office who has actuallyread his coworkers' books. He will stop at nothing to turn his internship intoa full-time position and has figured out just who to impress: Nishant Patel,the international editor, and Sanders Berman, managing editor-both vying forthe job of editor-in-chief. While Berman and Nishant try to one-up each otherpontificating...read more

  • Michael Hastings

    In June 2010, Michael Hastings published an article in Rolling Stone that made headlines around the world: In 'The Runaway General,' he reported on a week he spent in Europe with General Stanley McChrystal, the revered soldier in charge of the war in Afghanistan.McChrystal and his staff's unguarded remarks about the White House, our allies and the conduct of the war led President Obama to order McChrystal to the Oval Office, where he was fired unceremoniously. While Hastings' reporting won him a prestigious Polk award and led to two Pentagon investigations, there is much more to his story than the indiscretions of Stanley McChrystal.In The Operators, Hastings, formerly the Baghdad bureau...read more

  • Michael Hastings

    Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the heart-breaking story of TS Eliot's marriage to Viv Haigh-Wood. Michael Hastings' best known play charts the turbulent, doomed marriage of the young TS Eliot and the charismatic Vivienne Haigh-Wood. This moving, highly-charged study has been described as 'one of the most important plays of the 20th century'. Stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Tom, Lia Williams as Viv, David Haig as Maurice and Judy Parfitt as Rose. Adapted and directed by Peter...read more

  • Michael Hastings

    General Stanley McChrystal, commander of international and US forces in Afghanistan, was living large, with staff calling him a 'rock star.' Journalist Michael Hastings of Rolling Stone looked on as McChrystal and his staff let off steam, partying and openly bashing the Obama administration. When Hastings' piece appeared a few months later, it set off a political firestorm: McChrystal was ordered to Washington, where he was unceremoniously fired. Hastings gives us a shocking behind-the-scenes portrait of Allied military commanders, their high-stakes manoeuvres and often bitter bureaucratic...read more