From Publishers Weekly
Goldberg, a freelance journalist, recounts Bourke-White's achievements as the first woman photojournalist accredited to the U.S. armed forces. PW called this an "insightful, impressively researched biography that portrays a brave, dramatic and oddly vulnerable woman."
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From Library Journal
A talented photography critic offers by far the best portrait of the super-star of photojournalism who died 15 years ago. Goldberg has made sensitive use of rich archival materials and interviews with Bourke-White's family, friends, and colleagues at Fortune and Life. Analyzing style and methods of work, she focuses on the tremendous drive to be not only the best but a celebrity. She also details the many love affairs and offers dramatic accounts of personal daring on assignments worldwide. Too manipulative, selfish, and demanding, Bourke-White is for much of the book unappealing. But in the Thirties her self-involvement gave way to social conscience, and her bravery during the long years with Parkinson's that ended her life wins the reader's admiration and sympathy. Milton Meltzer, New York
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.