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The Resource In extremis : the life of war correspondent Marie Colvin, Lindsey Hilsum

In extremis : the life of war correspondent Marie Colvin, Lindsey Hilsum

Label
In extremis : the life of war correspondent Marie Colvin
Title
In extremis
Title remainder
the life of war correspondent Marie Colvin
Statement of responsibility
Lindsey Hilsum
Title variation
Life of war correspondent Marie Colvin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'It has always seemed to me that what I write about is humanity in extremis, pushed to the unendurable, and that it is important to tell people what really happens in wars.' Marie Colvin, 2001. Marie Colvin was glamorous, harddrinking, braver than the boys, with a troubled and rackety personal life. With fierce compassion and honesty, she reported from the most dangerous places in the world, fractured by conflict and genocide, going in further and staying longer than anyone else. In Sri Lanka in 2001, Marie was hit by a grenade and lost the sight in her left eye resulting in her trademark eye patch and in 2012 she was killed in Syria. Like her hero, the legendary reporter Martha Gellhorn, she sought to bear witness to the horrifying truths of war, to write 'the first draft of history' and crucially to shine a light on the suffering of ordinary people. Written by fellow foreign correspondent Lindsey Hilsum, this is the story of the most daring war reporter of her age. Drawing on unpublished diaries and notebooks, and interviews with Marie's friends, family and colleagues, In Extremis is the story of our turbulent age, and the life of a woman who defied convention
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hilsum, Lindsey
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Colvin, Marie
  • War correspondents
  • Foreign correspondents
  • Journalists
  • Women journalists
Target audience
adult
Label
In extremis : the life of war correspondent Marie Colvin, Lindsey Hilsum
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I. America. Dead man's branch -- Father and daughter -- Lovers and mentors -- Part II. Middle East. The path of death -- In a man's world -- War, peace, and love -- Part III. The world beyond. We're gonna make you a star -- Leap before you look -- The face in the mirror -- Part IV. London. All at sea -- A reckless tide -- Baba Amr
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781784740931
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
Label
In extremis : the life of war correspondent Marie Colvin, Lindsey Hilsum
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I. America. Dead man's branch -- Father and daughter -- Lovers and mentors -- Part II. Middle East. The path of death -- In a man's world -- War, peace, and love -- Part III. The world beyond. We're gonna make you a star -- Leap before you look -- The face in the mirror -- Part IV. London. All at sea -- A reckless tide -- Baba Amr
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781784740931
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits

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