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The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles: Book 2, Finding Billy Battles Trilogy by [Ronald E. Yates]

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Ronald E. Yates is a former award-winning foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and Professor Emeritus of Journalism at the University of Illinois where he was also the Dean of the College of Media. He is the author of the Finding Billy Battles trilogy the first in a series of novels. The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles, published in May 2016, is the second book in the series. He is also the author of The Kikkoman Chronicles: A Global Company with A Japanese Soul, published by McGraw-Hill. Other books include Aboard The Tokyo Express: A Foreign Correspondent's Journey Through Japan, a collection of columns translated into Japanese, as well as three journalism textbooks: The Journalist's Handbook, International Reporting and Foreign Correspondents, and Business and Financial Reporting in a Global Economy. Yates lived and worked as a foreign correspondent in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, and Central and South America where he covered several major stories including the fall of South Vietnam and Cambodia in 1975, the 1989 Tiananmen Square tragedy in Beijing, and revolutions in Nicaragua, El Salvador an Guatemala. His work as a foreign correspondent resulted in three Pulitzer Prize nominations and several other awards, including the Peter Lisagor Award from the Society of Professional Journalists; The Inter-American Press Association Award for coverage of South America; and three Edward Scott Beck Awards for international reporting. Yates is a graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas. He lives in Murrieta, California. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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marjorie mallon
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating journey - well worth a read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating mix of fact and fiction...I think !
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great story that serves up a palatable and thought-provoking history lesson
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent storytelling set against a highly detailed historical background
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles is a journey worth your time.
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Guy Worthey
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellence in historical research transformed to fiction; "faction" says the author.
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John H. Manhold
3.0 out of 5 stars 5* Provocatively well-written historical novel; 3* judicious editing would enhance pace/enjoyment.
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Jennifer Stolzenburg
5.0 out of 5 stars I love trilogies. The story isn’t condensed into one book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
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5.0 out of 5 stars An extraordinary life
Reviewed in the United States on 23 October 2016
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommend--A Fantastic Continuation of Billie Battles' Journeys
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fine Historical Fiction
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