The Final Sacrifice

Three acclaimed journalists die covering the war in Syria

Anthony Shadid

Anthony Shadid grew up in Oklahoma City, where his last name was pronounced Shah-ded and his father went by Buddy. By the time of his death Feb. 16 at 43, from an asthma attack on a smugglers' trail leading out of Syria, he had become the most admired American journalist of his generation, treasured by readers and esteemed by colleagues for his lyrical illumination of Arab identity. He won two Pulitzer Prizes at the Washington Post for his coverage of Iraq and is nominated for another for bringing the Arab Spring to life in the pages of the New...

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