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The Resource The bite of the lotus, Carl Robinson

The bite of the lotus, Carl Robinson

Label
The bite of the lotus
Title
The bite of the lotus
Statement of responsibility
Carl Robinson
Title variation
Bite of the lotus
Title variation remainder
a intimate memoir of the Vietnam War
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A fabulous, fast-paced and stirring memoir set during the Vietnam War by former American AP and Newsweek journalist Carl Robinson. Originally a photographic editor and then journalist at the height of the Vietnam War, The Bite of the Lotus shares Carl's dramatic and personal account of his Vietnam years, including the defining romance of his life to Kim Yung, and his addiction to heroin. The Bite of the Lotus takes you on a wild ride documenting the terrors and injustice of the savage war at a local, familial level, and the repercussions of the horribly flawed U.S invasion of Vietnam, which still resonate. It is also an insider's view of how the photographers and journalists functioned and somehow survived in this incendiary environment. The book includes harrowing accounts of helicopter flights reminiscent of scenes from Apocalypse Now. The camaraderie Carl had with many people who perished covering combat missions, and his drug-fuelled friendship with Sean Flynn, the estranged son of Errol Flynn, and their many stoned adventures riding motorbikes around the potentially lethal, war-torn and pot-holed landscapes of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The Bite of the Lotus is a hugely colourful, brilliant and evocative story. Written with such candour and dark humour, Carl's astonishing story set against the backdrop of unremitting war embraces the enduring hope and indomitable spirit of the Vietnamese people
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robinson, Carl
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Robinson, Carl
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Journalists
  • Journalists
  • Heroin abuse
Target audience
adult
Label
The bite of the lotus, Carl Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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.
Control code
p2251402757
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
323 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925927139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits (some colour)
Label
The bite of the lotus, Carl Robinson
Publication
Copyright
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.
Control code
p2251402757
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
323 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925927139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits (some colour)

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