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The Resource A private war : Marie Colvin and other tales of heroes, scoundrels, and renegades, Marie Brenner

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

Label
A private war : Marie Colvin and other tales of heroes, scoundrels, and renegades
Title
A private war
Title remainder
Marie Colvin and other tales of heroes, scoundrels, and renegades
Statement of responsibility
Marie Brenner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brenner, Marie
Dewey number
070.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Colvin, Marie
  • Colvin, Marie
  • Conroy, Paul
  • Motley, Constance Baker
  • Reporters and reporting
  • War correspondents
  • Foreign correspondents
  • Women journalists
  • Antisemitism
  • Political violence
  • Syria
Target audience
adult
Label
A private war : Marie Colvin and other tales of heroes, scoundrels, and renegades, Marie Brenner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The 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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition.
Extent
336 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781501183867
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 1927373
  • 896475
Label
A private war : Marie Colvin and other tales of heroes, scoundrels, and renegades, Marie Brenner
Publication
Note
"The 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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition.
Extent
336 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781501183867
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 1927373
  • 896475

Library Locations

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