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Close-Up on War|Mary Cronk Farrell
Close-Up on War : The Story of Pioneering Photojournalist Catherine Leroy in Vietnam
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The inspiring and fascinating true story of Catherine Leroy, one of the few women photographers covering the Vietnam War who gave a human face to the conflict, told by award-winning journalist and children's book author Mary Cronk Farrell. Close-Up on War tells the story of French-born photographer Catherine Leroy, who documented some of the fiercest fighting in Vietnam's 20-year conflict. Although she had no formal photographic training and had never traveled more than a few hundred miles from Paris before, Leroy left home at age 21 to travel to Vietnam and document the faces of war. 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. Leroy took striking photos that gave America no choice but to look at the realities of war--showing what it did to people on both sides--from wounded soldiers to civilian casualties. Later, Leroy was gravely wounded from shrapnel, but that didn't keep her down for 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, and her legacy of bravery and compassion endures today. Farrell interviewed people who knew Leroy, as well as military personnel and other journalists who covered the war. In addition to a preface by Pulitzer Prize-winning Vietnam War photographer Nick Ut and a foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Peter Arnett, Close-Up on War includes an author's note, endnotes, bibliography, timeline, and index. Includes Black-and-White and Color Photographs

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  • ISBN-13: 9781419746611
  • ISBN-10: 1419746618
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
  • Publish Date: March 2022
  • Dimensions: 8.11 x 5.59 x 1.02 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.63 pounds
  • Page Count: 320
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-17

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