You don't belong here : how three women rewrote the story of war / Elizabeth Becker
Book | PublicAffairs, Hachette Book Group | 2021 | First edition.
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Edition
First edition.
Description
xvii, 289 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-269) and index.
Summary
"One spent 23 days in captivity. Another jumped off planes to get the perfect aerial shot. The other reported from war-torn slums and villages. Catherine Leroy, Frankie Fitzgerald and Kate Webb were the first female frontline journalists in the history of US war reporting. Over the course of the Vietnam War they challenged the rules and expectations imposed on them, all in an effort to get the story right. Using the stories of Catherine, Frankie and Kate, Elizabeth Becker traces the war in Vietnam from the Tet Offensive to the revolution in Cambodia to the American defeat and aftermath. Kate Webb, an Australian reporter, was captured by the Vietcong only to continue her fearless reporting after her release. Frankie Fitzgerald arrived in Vietnam as a freelancer but her powerful coverage earned her bylines in The New Yorker, and she became the first woman war reporter for the magazine. And at only 22, the French Catherine Leroy was one of the only female photographers in Vietnam. Her work went on to win the highest accolades in photography, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award. But aside from their numerous recognitions, all three women achieved something else; they overcame various setbacks and limitations all in pursuit of the truth. In You Don't Belong Here, Becker presents powerful female characters in a trailblazing narrative telling the story of how three women forged a place for themselves and for generations of female reporters to come"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents
Preface -- Petite lady -- As dirty and tired as they are -- Fortunate female -- A whole new meaning to the phrase foreign correspondent -- Violence, madness and fear and agony -- How she came out of that alive is a miracle -- Three deaths -- We were laughing -- Where does the story end? -- Against the odds -- Saigon signing off -- Epilogue.
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You do not belong here
ISBN
9781541768208 (hardcover)
1541768205 (hardcover)
9781541768215 electronic book
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