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Author Brenner, Marie, author.

Title A private war : Marie Colvin and other tales of heroes, scoundrels, and renegades / Marie Brenner.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    070.92 BRE    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition.
Description 336 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Movie tie-in edition.
"Now a major motion picture"--Cover.
"This pieces in this collection were originally published in Vanity Fair. The piece 'Judge Motley's verdict' was originally published in the New Yorker"--Title page verso.
Contents Introduction -- Marie Colvin's private war -- The ballad of Richard Jewell -- The target -- After the gold rush -- France's scarlet letter -- Judge Motley's verdict -- The man who knew too much -- How Donald Trump and Roy Cohn's ruthless symbiosis changed America.
Summary The essays in this book cover a variety of Brenner's encounters with people around the world. "The Target" tells of Brenner's encounters and interviews with Malala Yousafzai, both before and after the attack. "After the Gold Rush" is a September 1990 article about Donald and Ivana Trump, and their rocky relationship. Brenner also takes us into the lives of Roy Cohn, Richard Jewell, and others. The 2018 motion picture, A private war, is based on the first essay in the book: Marie Colvin's private war.
"Now a major motion picture starring Rosamund Pike, Stanley Tucci, and Jamie Dornan, A Private War is the story of legendary war correspondent Marie Colvin, who died in 2012 while covering the Syrian civil war. In February 2012, Marie Colvin crossed into Syria on the back of a motorcycle. 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. Accompanied by photographer Paul Conroy, she was determined to report on the Syrian civil war, adding to a long list of conflicts she had covered, including those in Egypt, Chechnya, Kosovo, and Libya. 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. 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. 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. This collection also includes Brenner's classic encounters with Donald Trump, Roy Cohn, Malala Yousafzai, Richard Jewell, and others."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Colvin, Marie.
Colvin, Marie -- Death and burial.
Reporters and reporting -- United States.
War correspondents -- United States -- Biography.
Foreign correspondents -- United States -- Biography.
Women journalists -- United States -- Biography.
Political violence -- Syria -- History -- 21st century.
Syria -- History -- Civil War, 2011-
Antisemitism -- France -- 21st century.
Motley, Constance Baker, 1921-2005.
Conroy, Paul, 1964-
Jewell, Richard A.
Yousafzai, Malala, 1997-
Trump, Donald, 1946-
Wigand, Jeffrey S.
Cohn, Roy M.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Title Works. Selections
Vanity fair (New York, N.Y. : 1983).
New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925).
ISBN 1501183869 (trade paperback)
9781501183867 (trade paperback)

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