In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin

December 20, 2019 - Comment

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Anonymous says:

Exotic locations, danger and personal struggle With a steady hand, Lindsey Hilsum has delivered both a sensitive and edge-of-the-seat biography of her friend Marie Colvin. With disturbing detail, we are given a ring-side seat of Colvin’s role in the big stories, Lebanon, Chechenya, Sri Lanka and, lethally and finally, Syria where she was killed in 2012. What sets this apart from other war correspondent biographies is Hilsum’s skill at story-telling, her ability to blend the nail-biting action of Colvin’s work with the real-life tension…

Anonymous says:

Buy Twelve Copies of This Book And gift it to your friends for Christmas or any other occasion. Know that you will be “doing well” by giving them one of the most important and well-written books of these times, and you will be “doing good” by focusing attention on what I call the Global War on Free Expression that has picked up steam in the last several years. Free expression and brave reporting (speaking truth to power) are a hallmark of our Western values, no more so than in the United States, where it is enshrined as…

Anonymous says:

Very boring An endless list of lovers, got so boring I gave up. My wife was keen to read it but gave up earlier than me. One for the charity shop.Marie Colvin was an extraordinary journalist, just a pity this book concentrated so much on the salacious.

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