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Author Farrell, Mary Cronk, author.

Title Close up on war [electronic resource] / Mary Cronk Farrell.

Publication Info. New York : Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams, 2022.


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Series Abrams books for young readers
Note Electronic book.
Summary "Close-Up on War tells the story of French-born Catherine Leroy, one of the Vietnam War's few woman photographers, who documented some of the fiercest fighting in the 20-year conflict. Despite being told that women didn't belong in a "man's world," she was cool under fire, gravitated toward the thickest battles, went along on the soldiers' slogs through the heat and mud of the jungle, crawled through rice paddies, and became the only official photojournalist to parachute into combat with American soldiers. Later, Leroy was gravely wounded from shrapnel, but that didn't keep her down more than a month. When captured by the North Vietnamese in 1968, she talked herself free after photographing her captors, scoring a cover story in Life magazine. A recipient of the George Polk Award, one of the most prestigious awards in journalism, Leroy was one of the most well-known photographers in the world during her time. In addition to texts by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalists Peter Arnot and Nick Ut, the book includes a preface, author's note, endnotes, bibliography, timeline, and index"-- Provided by publisher.
Audience Ages 12 and Up Amulet Books
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] ABRAMS 2022 Available via World Wide Web.
Subject Leroy, Catherine.
War photographers -- France -- Biography.
Photojournalists -- France -- Biography.
Women war correspondents -- France -- Biography.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Journalists -- Biography.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
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ISBN 9781683359685 (electronic bk.)

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