Richard Cockett - Writer


My name is Richard Cockett, and I am a writer, journalist (staff correspondent and editor for The Economist) and one-time academic. My latest book, Blood, Dreams and Gold, the Changing Face of Burma, is published by Yale in the autumn of 2015.


Browse through my previous books, associated articles and reviews

Blood, Dreams and Gold: The Changing Face of Burma
Sudan: Darfur and the failure of an African state
Anatomy of Decline: The Journalism of Peter Jenkins
Thinking the Unthinkable: Think-tanks and the Economic Counter-revolution 1931-1983
David Astor and the Observer
My Dear Max: The Letters of Brendan Bracken to Lord Beaverbrook, 1925-58
Twilight of Truth: Chamberlain, Appeasement and The Manipulation of the Press

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