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Edmond O'Donovan was a well known war correspondent in late Victorian Britain. However, he was also an Irish nationalist and member of the Fenians. This chapter examines a best selling book he wrote about his travels on Central Asia. The book examined the people and politics central to the politics and foreign policies of Britain and Russia. O'Donovan died the year following publication covering Britain's imperial adventures in North Africa.
The Reporting of Edmond O’Donovan: Literary Journalism and the Great Game by Michael Foley in Global Literary Journalism: Exploring the Journalistic Imagination, (2012) Richard Lance Keeble and John Tulloch (ed) Peter Lang, New York