Reporting Under Fire: 16 Daring Women War Correspondents and Photojournalists
Kerrie Logan Hollihan
Chicago Review Press, 2014 (2014)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
eginning with World War One, Kerrie Logan Hollihan provides short portraits of a group of women who courted danger by documenting a number of armed conflicts and dangerous situations around the globe. Reporting from Berlin, Paris and Petrograd to Shanghai, Kabul and Baghdad, these journalists recorded the events and took the photos that kept the folks back home informed about what was happening on the front lines.
hese stories not only illustrate the dangers they faced and the resourcefulness needed to perform their jobs, but they also often underscore the struggles women had to overcome to even be allowed to go on these assignments.
ou'll meet Margaret Bourke-White, who rode with Patton's Third Army and brought back the first horrific photos of the Buchenwald concentration camp; and Marguerite Higgins, who covered the retreat as North Korean soldiers swept south.
dults and teenagers will find this a fascinating series of profiles. Also, anyone engaged in journalism or interested in military history will want to read this informative, well illustrated book.
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