On the front line includes her various interviews with yasser arafat and colonel gadaffi; reports from East Timor in 1999 where she shamed the UN into protecting its refugees; accounts of her terrifying escape from the Russian army in Chechnya; and reports from the strongholds of the Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers where she was hit by shrapnel, leaving her blind in one eye.
Typically, however, her new eye-patch only reinforced Colvin’s sense of humour and selfless conviction. She returned quickly to the front line, lately, Iraq, reporting on 9/11, Afghanistan, Gaza and, the Arab Spring. Immediate and compelling, on the front line is a street-view of the historic events that have shaped the last 25 years, from an award-winning foreign correspondent and the outstanding journalist of her generation.
Veteran sunday times war correspondent, Marie Colvin was killed in February 2012 when covering the uprising in Syria. On the front line is an orwell special prize winning journalism collection from veteran war correspondent Marie Colvin, who is the subject of the movie A Private War, starring Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan.
Marie colvin held a profound belief in the pursuit of truth, and the courage and humanity of her work was deeply admired.
Under the Wire: Marie Colvin's Final Assignment
When marie and paul were smuggled into Syria by rebel forces, they found themselves trapped in one of the most hellish neighborhoods on earth. Marie was killed by a rocket which also blew hole in Paul's thigh big enough to put his hand through. Bleeding profusely, paul then endured five days of intense bombardment before being evacuated in a daring escape in which he rode a motorbike through a tunnel, short of food and water, crawled through enemy terrain, and in excruciating pain, and finally scaled a 12-foot-high wall.
. A riveting war journal, visceral, Under the Wire is Paul's gripping, and moving account of their friendship and the final year he spent alongside her. The true story of iconic war correspondent marie Colvin called by her peers "the greatest war correspondent of her generation" featured in the forthcoming film A Private War, produced by Charlize Theron and starring Rosamund Pike.
Fierce barrages of heavy artillery fire rained down on the buildings surrounding them, killing and maiming hundreds of civilians. She was renowned for her iconic flair and her fearlessness: wearing the pearls that were a gift from Yasser Arafat and her black eye-patch, she reported from places so dangerous no other correspondent would dare to go.
His is a story of two brave people drawn together by a shared compulsion to bear witness. And shot through with dark humor, in Under the Wire Paul Conroy shows what it means to a be a war reporter in the 21st century. Also the basis of the documentary Under the Wire. Marie colvin was an internationally recognized American foreign war correspondent who was killed in a rocket attack in 2012 while reporting on the suffering of civilians inside Syria.
The Face of War
I wrote very fast, gestures, as i had to, “afraid that I would forget the exact sound, ” she says, words, smell, which were special to this moment and this place. As merle rubin noted in his review of this volume for The Christian ScienceMonitor, “Martha Gellhorn’s courageous, independent-minded reportage breaks through geopolitical abstractions and ideological propaganda to take the reader straight to the scene of the event.
”. Collecting the best of gellhorn’s writing on foreign conflicts, the face of War is a classic of frontline journalism by “the premier war correspondent of the twentieth century” Ward Just, and now with a new introduction by Lauren Elkin, The New York Times Magazine. A collection of “first-rate frontline journalism” from the Spanish Civil War to US actions in Central America “by a woman singularly unafraid of guns” Vanity Fair.
Whether in java, the middle East, or Vietnam, Finland, she used the same vigorous approach. From the spanish civil war in 1937 through the Central American wars of the mid-eighties, Gellhorn’s candid reporting reflected her deep empathy for people regardless of their political ideology. For nearly sixty years, Martha Gellhorn’s fearless war correspondence made her a leading journalistic voice of her generation.
In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin
Like her hero martha gellhorn, colvin was committed to bearing witness to the horrifying truths of war, and to shining a light on the profound suffering of ordinary people caught in the midst of conflict. Long-listed for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. After growing up in a middle-class catholic family on long island, colvin studied with the legendary journalist John Hersey at Yale, and eventually started working for The Sunday Times of London, where she gained a reputation for bravery and compassion as she told the stories of victims of the major conflicts of our time.
Named a best book of 2018 by Esquire and Foreign Policy. She lost sight in one eye while in sri lanka covering the civil war, East Timor, interviewed Gaddafi and Arafat many times, and repeatedly risked her life covering conflicts in Chechnya, Kosovo, and the Middle East. When marie colvin was killed in an artillery attack in Homs, Syria, in 2012, at age fifty-six, the world lost a fearless and iconoclastic war correspondent who covered the most significant global calamities of her lifetime.
Colvin lived her personal life in extremis, and complex, drank and smoked, took many lovers, she was married twice, driven, too: bold, and rejected society’s expectations for women. Lindsey hilsum’s in extremis is a devastating and revelatory biography of one of the greatest war correspondents of her generation.
In extremis, is a thrilling investigation into colvin’s epic life and tragic death based on exclusive access to her intimate diaries from age thirteen to her death, interviews with people from every corner of her life, written by her fellow reporter Lindsey Hilsum, and impeccable research. Despite ptsd, she refused to give up reporting.
A Private War: Marie Colvin and Other Tales of Heroes, Scoundrels, and Renegades
This collection also includes brenner’s classic encounters with Donald Trump, Roy Cohn, Richard Jewell, Malala Yousafzai, and others. She had witnessed grenade attacks, saved more than one thousand women and children in an East Timor war zone when she refused to stop reporting until they were evacuated, and even interviewed Muammar Qaddafi.
In a private war, marie brenner brilliantly chronicles the last days and hours of Colvin’s life, moment by moment, to share the story of a remarkable life lived on the front lines. Now a major motion picture starring rosamund pike, a private War is the story of legendary war correspondent Marie Colvin, and Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, who died in 2012 while covering the Syrian civil war.
In february 2012, marie Colvin crossed into Syria on the back of a motorcycle. Accompanied by photographer paul conroy, including those in Egypt, Chechnya, Kosovo, she was determined to report on the Syrian civil war, adding to a long list of conflicts she had covered, and Libya. But she had no idea that the story she was looking for in Syria would be her last, culminating in the explosion of an improvised device that sent shock waves across the world.
. A veteran war correspondent known for her fearlessness, outspokenness, and signature eye patch, she was defying a government decree preventing journalists from entering the country.
The Audacity of Inez Burns: Dreams, Desire, Treachery & Ruin in the City of Gold
Inez was adored by the desperate women who sought her out—and loathed by the power-hungry men who plotted to destroy her. Bloom, the author of the bestselling Postville, reveals a jagged slice of lost American history. Her presence was defined by couture dresses from Paris, red-carpet strutting at the San Francisco Opera, and a black Pierce-Arrow that delivered her everywhere.
Born in the slums of san francisco to a cigar-rolling alcoholic, Inez transformed herself into one of California’s richest women, becoming a notorious powerbroker, grand dame, and iconoclast. During a time when women risked their lives with predatory practitioners lurking in back alleys, white nurse’s uniforms, performing fifty thousand of the safest, clad in crisp, Inez and her team of women, worked night and day in her elegantly appointed clinic, Hollywood stars, most hygienic abortions available during a time when even the richest wives, and mistresses had few options when they found themselves with an unwanted pregnancy.
Inez Burns was different. For the women who followed, serve, their only choice was to support, or submit. She put everyone to shame with her dazzling, calculated, stone-cold ambition. From inez’s riveting tale of glamour and tragedy, he has created a brilliant, compulsively readable portrait of an unforgettable woman during a moment when America’s pendulum swung from compassion to criminality by punishing those who permitted women to control their own destinies.
In the audacity of Inez Burns, Stephen G. Inez’s illegal business bestowed upon her power and influence—until a determined politician by the name of Edmund G.
I, Who Did Not Die
Rarely does this kind of reportage succeed so power- fully as literature. This story is an affirmation that, in the end, it is our humanity that transcends politics and borders and saves us all. Little has been written of the iran-iraq war, which was among the most brutal conflicts of the twentieth century, one fought with chemical weapons, ballistic missiles, and cadres of child soldiers.
But zahed, and najah, but masterful, a child, are rare men—not just survivors, a young restaurateur, wondrously gifted storytellers. A page-turner of vast moral dimensions. Young men of military service age—eighteen and above in Iraq, fifteen and above in Iran—died in the greatest numbers. The two countries spent a combined 1.
1 trillion dollars fighting the war. It is gut-wrenching, essential, and astonishing. It was an act that decades later would save his own life. This is a remarkable story. The numbers involved are staggering: —all told, 000 Iraqis, 000 lives—200, it claimed 700, and 500, 000 Iranians. This is the great untold story of the children and young men whose lives were sacrificed at the whim of vicious dictators and pointless, barbaric wars.
Instead, the boy committed an astonishing act of mercy.
Gellhorn: A Twentieth-Century Life
Louis in 1908 to her death in london in 1998, cuba, china, Gellhorn passed through Africa, and most of the great cities of Europe, recording her experiences in first-rate travel writing and fiction. From her birth in St. The preeminent-and often the only-female correspondent on the scene, she broke new ground for women in the male preserve of journalism.
Both of her marriages ended badly-the first, to Ernest Hemingway, publicly so. Wells-but she was as incapable of settling into comfortable long-term relationships as she was of sitting still, and happiness often eluded her despite her professional success. G. Drawn from extensive interviews and with exclusive access to Gellhorn's papers and correspondence, this seminal biography spans half the globe and almost an entire century to offer an exhilarating, intimate portrait of one of the defining women of our times.
. The first major biography of legendary war correspondent martha gellhorn, whose life provides a unique and thrilling perspective on world history in an extraordinary timeMartha Gellhorn's heroic career as a reporter brought her to the front lines of virtually every significant international conflict between the Spanish Civil War and the end of the Cold War.
A tall, she made friends easily-among the boldface names that populated her life were Eleanor Roosevelt, Leonard Bernstein, glamorous blonde, and H. Her wartime dispatches, marked by a passionate desire to expose suffering in its many guises and an inimitable immediacy, rank among the best of the twentieth century.
A deep-seated love of travel complemented this interest in world affairs.
On the Frontlines of the Television War: A Legendary War Cameraman in Vietnam
A kodansha paperback was published in 2010 with an initial printing of 17, 000 copies and continues to sell at a respectable pace. Tony hirashiki is an essential piece of the foundation on which ABC was built. From the day he approached the bureau chief in saigon with a note pinned to his shirt saying he could shoot pictures to the anxious afternoon of 9/11 when we lost him in the collapse of the Twin Towers and he emerged covered in dust clutching his precious beta tapes, Tony reported the news with his camera and in doing so, he brought the truth about the important events of our day to millions of Americans.
David westin, former President of ABC News". In 2008, the japanese edition was published by Kodansha in two hardback volumes and titled ""I Wanted to Be Capa. It won the 2009 oya soichi nonfiction award-a prize usually reserved for much younger writers—and Kodansha almost doubled their initial print run to meet the demand.
In that period, he was interviewed extensively, a documentary was filmed in which he returned to the people and places of his wartime experience, and a dramatization of his book was written and presented on NHK Radio. The great books about vietnam journalism have been about print reporters, and television correspondents but if this was truly the first “television war, still photographers, ” then it is time to hear the story of the cameramen who shot the pictures and the reporters who wrote the stories that the average American witnessed daily in their living rooms.
His memoir has all the exciting tales of peril, and close calls as the best of battle memoirs but it is primarily a story of very real and yet remarkable people: the soldiers who fought, bled, and died, hardship, and the reporters and photographers who went right to the frontlines to record their stories and memorialize their sacrifice.
An award-winning sensation when it was released in Japan in 2008, this book been completely re-created for an international audience.
The Books That Changed My Life: Reflections by 100 Authors, Actors, Musicians, and Other Remarkable People
Regan arts has teamed up with the literary charity 826National, which will receive a portion of the book’s proceeds to provide students ages 6–18 with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. Contributors include al roker, gregory maguire, rosanne cash, jim shepard, mayim bialik, fay weldon, jeff kinney, Carl Hiaasen, Margaret Atwood, Liev Schreiber, Gillian Flynn, Nelson DeMille, Eric Idle, Susan Orlean, Emma Straub, and Tommy Hilfiger, Dave Eggers, Lev Grossman, Tim Gunn, Fran Lebowitz, Laura Lippmann, among others.
One hundred of today’s most prominent literary and cultural icons talk about the books that hold a special place in their hearts—that made them who they are today. Leading authors, actors, ceos, why they love them, and other notables share the books that changed their life, politicians, and their passion with readers everywhere.
Journey Interrupted: A Family Without a Country in a World at War
In the midst of world war ii, a german-american family finds themselves stranded in Japan in this inspiring tale of an extraordinary family adapting to the hazards of fate, and finding salvation in each other. Richly detailed and remarkably vivid, Journey Interrupted is a story unlike any other—the inspiring tale of an extraordinary family adapting to the hazards of fate, and finding salvation in each other.
It was meant to be an epic journey, a week-long stay in yokohama, crossing the United States, the Pacific, Japan becomes six years of quasi-detention, and Siberia—but when Hitler invades Russia, as Hildegarde and her family are stranded in Japan until the war’s end. In this spellbinding memoir, scarce rations, from their courage in the face of terrible difficulties—including forced relocation, Mahoney recounts her family’s moving saga, brutal winters in the Japanese Alps—to their joyous reunion with their German relatives in Hamburg, and their eventual return to New York City in 1950.
. In the spring of 1941, seven-year-old hildegarde ercklentz and her family leave their home in New York City and set off for their native Germany, where her father has been recalled to the headquarters of the Commerz & Privat Bank in Berlin.