A variety of political, international, and personal topics is covered in this collection of magazine and newspaper stories, articles, and columns by the notable journalist, killed in 2003 while covering the Iraq war, displaying his gift for getting to the heart of the matter through candor and wit in his writing. Reprint.
Until his tragic death at forty-six while covering the war in Iraq, Michael Kelly was widely regarded as one of the preeminent journalists of his generation. This collection of his most memorable stories and columns?drawn from the Washington Post, New York Times, New Republic, and other publications?puts on full display the dazzling panoply of his gifts. From his searing portraits of political figures to his stunning wartime dispatches from the front lines, Things Worth Fighting For represents the work of a journalist who time and again demonstrated a talent for penetrating to the heart of the matter?for getting the story other writers missed and telling it with a verve few writers could match.