The celebrated Polish foreign correspondent Ryszard Kapuscinski (1932-2007) travelled throughout the developing world, reporting on major wars, coups and revolutions. He is the author of, among other titles, Shah of Shahs, Imperium, Shadow of the Sun and, most recently, the memoir Travels with Herodotus. His books have been translated into twenty-eight languages.
"Few have written more beautifully of unspeakable things. Few have had his courage, almost none his talent. His books changed the way many of us think about nonfiction." - New York Times Book Review