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The Resource In extremis : the life and death of the war correspondent Marie Colvin, Lindsey Hilsum

In extremis : the life and death of the war correspondent Marie Colvin, Lindsey Hilsum

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In extremis : the life and death of the war correspondent Marie Colvin
Title
In extremis
Title remainder
the life and death of the war correspondent Marie Colvin
Statement of responsibility
Lindsey Hilsum
Title variation
Life and death of the war correspondent Marie Colvin
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A biography of the war correspondent Marie Colvin
  • "When Marie Colvin was killed in an artillery attack in Homs, Syria, in 2012, at age fifty-six, the world lost a fearless and iconoclastic war correspondent who covered the most significant global calamities of her lifetime. In Extremis, written by her fellow reporter Lindsey Hilsum, is a thrilling investigation into Colvin's epic life and tragic death based on exclusive access to her intimate diaries from age thirteen to her death, interviews with people from every corner of her life, and impeccable research. After growing up in a middle-class Catholic family on Long Island, Colvin studied with the legendary journalist John Hersey at Yale, and eventually started working for The Sunday Times of London, where she gained a reputation for bravery and compassion as she told the stories of victims of the major conflicts of our time. She lost sight in one eye while in Sri Lanka covering the civil war, interviewed Gaddafi and Arafat many times, and repeatedly risked her life covering conflicts in Chechnya, East Timor, Kosovo, and the Middle East. Colvin lived her personal life in extremis, too: bold, driven, and complex, she was married twice, took many lovers, drank and smoked, and rejected society's expectations for women. Despite PTSD, she refused to give up reporting. Like her hero Martha Gellhorn, Colvin was committed to bearing witness to the horrifying truths of war, and to shining a light on the profound suffering of ordinary people caught in the midst of conflict. Lindsey Hilsum's [book] is a devastating and revelatory biography of one of the greatest war correspondents of her generation."--Jacket
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Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2018.
  • James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography, 2018
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10738749
Cataloging source
DGU/DLC
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Hilsum, Lindsey
Dewey number
  • 070.4/3332092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4874.C647
LC item number
H55 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Colvin, Marie
  • Colvin, Marie
  • War correspondents
  • Foreign correspondents
  • Journalists
  • Foreign correspondents
  • Journalists
  • War correspondents
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life and death of the war correspondent Marie Colvin
Label
In extremis : the life and death of the war correspondent Marie Colvin, Lindsey Hilsum
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in 2018 by Chatto & Windus, Great Britain--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-359) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. America. Dead man's branch ; Father and daughter ; Lovers and mentors -- Part II. Middle East. The path of death ; In a man's world ; War, peace, and love -- Part III. The world beyond. We're gonna make you a star ; Leap before you look ; The face in the mirror -- Part IV. London. All at sea ; A reckless tide ; Baba Amr
Control code
on1036100743
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xviii, 378 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374175597
Lccn
2018022908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028697527
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1036100743
Label
In extremis : the life and death of the war correspondent Marie Colvin, Lindsey Hilsum
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in 2018 by Chatto & Windus, Great Britain--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. America. Dead man's branch ; Father and daughter ; Lovers and mentors -- Part II. Middle East. The path of death ; In a man's world ; War, peace, and love -- Part III. The world beyond. We're gonna make you a star ; Leap before you look ; The face in the mirror -- Part IV. London. All at sea ; A reckless tide ; Baba Amr
Control code
on1036100743
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xviii, 378 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374175597
Lccn
2018022908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028697527
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1036100743

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