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Unembedded

November 2009

“Scott Taylor has been an artist, musician, soldier and, since 1988, editor and publisher of the Ottawa-based military magazine Esprit de Corps. He's been pilloried as an amateur glory seeker and worse, but a 20-year record shows an often brave, principled man. He's been in and out of Iraq and Afghanistan dozens of times, both pre-and postwar, and has in recent times traveled in Afghanistan.”

National Post, Nov 28, 2009
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Unembedded

April 2009

“From his battles with the Department of National Defence and his side of the Airborne saga to independent reporting in Kuwait, Cambodia, Western Sahara, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, Taylor consistently aligns himself against the official line and the pack consensus.”

Esprit de Corps, Apr 21, 2009
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Unembedded

April 2009

“Taylor brings a timely and piercingly frank point of view of his experiences reporting from the world’s areas of conflict.”

Pictou Advocate, Apr 7, 2009
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Unembedded

April 2009

“Taylor is willing to accept risks that confine many modern-day war correspondents to hotel rooms of the supervision of official handlers, and Unembedded gives a clear idea of what’s at stake when a reporter plots his own course through a war zone.”

Georgia Straight, Apr 3, 2009
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Unembedded

March 2009

Unembedded is the mid-life autobiography of a toy-soldier-playing boy turned real soldier, of a soldier turned journalist, or a fervent admirer of the military turned its acerbic critic, of a proud Canadian turned whistle blower on his own armed forces. It’s a riveting book which can be read at two levels: as a personal account of a man’s life and as a journalistic account of life on the other side of the trenches. …Regardless of our feelings about all things military, we should read Unembedded, because at the end of the day Taylor had the courage to trade his heavy machine gun for a light but powerful quill.”

Montreal Serai, Mar 30, 2009
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Unembedded

March 2009

“This is Scott Taylor against the world, boasting that he makes his own way through the hellholes of the world without the constant protection of friendly troops enjoyed by embedded journalists. The book opens vividly… [and] repeatedly roars back to life with war stories so detailed that the reader can smell the blood. …Taylor’s willingness to interrogate himself, to examine his activities and motivations – a kind of courage often missing in the action of this genre – is the enduring strength of Unembedded.”

Winnipeg Free Press, Mar 28, 2009
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Unembedded

March 2009

“If you like your action figures brave, driven, [and] opinionated… then Scott Taylor is your man.”

Quill & Quire, Mar 24, 2009
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Unembedded

March 2009

“With Unembedded, Scott Taylor has given us a warning of what will happen if we don’t ask tough questions or hold people to account. Sometimes you have to get off the media bus and go see for yourself.”

Canadian Newsblog, Mar 24, 2009
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Unembedded

March 2009

“Hats off to the man’s lunatic courage. Scott Taylor is extraordinarily brave, and like many extraordinarily brave war correspondents, his courage allows him to meet people and tell stories that most pretty brave war correspondents never get to tell. …Who cares if he’s not Proust… You’re not reading Unembedded… for the lush prose; you’re reading it for the ripping yarns and the insight into forgotten worlds, and boy, once they get going, do the yarns rip.”

Globe and Mail, Mar 19, 2009
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Unembedded

March 2009

Unembedded is such a compelling read that the 360-page ride from part one of his kidnapping saga to the dramatic conclusion seems no distance at all.”

Calgary Herald, Mar 14, 2009
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