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Video Interviews: David Halton tells the story of his dad

In Dispatches from the Front retired journalist David Halton details his father Matthew Haltonís extraordinary career as a journalist, as a crusader against Nazism, and as a vital link, through his radio broadcasts, between Canadaís front-line troops in the Second World War and the home-front. David Halton sat down with a video crew in Ottawa and conducted interviews for Open Book Toronto, Maclean’s magazine and Huffington Post.



IN THIS VIDEO INTERVIEW filmed for Open Book Toronto, David Halton discusses his motivation in writing the book, the bookís appeal to younger readers and students of journalism, Matthew Haltonís Hemingway affront, and David Haltonís own career compared to his fatherís. Open Book Toronto interview here




IN THIS VIDEO INTERVIEW filmed for The Huffington Post Canada David Halton discusses his desire as a former journalist to be dispassionate and to detach himself as a biographer from his emotional bond to his father. David Halton relates his fatherís initial fear and then exhilaration at being in the thick of action, and notes his fatherís patriotism. View the Huffington Post interview here




Matthew Haltonís family roots and upbringing as a young boy were in Pincher Creek, Alberta. In this video interview , taped fro Macleanís magazine David Halton discusses Matthewís family circumstances, what the family valued, Matthew Haltonís photographic memory, journalistic method and ethic, and the position of journalism in war-time Canada. View the Maclean’s interview here

 

PRESS FOR DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT

David Halton wrote a blog post for the Huffington Post about the day his father, Matthew Halton, met the Royal Family. Read here.

Macleans.ca published an except from Dispatches from the Front in which the reader is introduced to Matthew Halton, “Canada's greatest foreign correspondant.” Read the excerpt here.

Newz4u reviewed from Dispatches from the Front, calling it the must-read biography of the year. Read the review here.


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