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On the Front Line: The Collected Journalism of Marie Colvin Paperback – October 15, 2013
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‘Here it all is, a vast Marie Colvin box set, poignant beyond words’ Guardian
Tributes to Marie Colvin:
John Witherow, Sunday Times editor: ‘She was somebody who was fun, full of life with joie de vivre and friends all over the world. During her time she saved many lives by highlighting the plight of victims of violence. Everywhere she had gone she tried to help people because she believed she was a witness to the violence that was going on and that she could make a difference’
Peter Bouckaert, Human Rights Watch: ‘For Marie, covering war wasn't about doing a few quick interviews and writing up a quick story: she experienced war alongside those who suffered in war, and her writings had a particular vividness because of what she had dared to see and experience’
Lyse Doucet, BBC: ‘The world will miss her because she was the eyes and ears of so many. Marie always admired the pioneering journalism of fellow American Martha Gelhorn. I always saw her as the Martha of our generation: brave and beautiful’
Max Hastings, author of All Hell Let Loose: ‘All her life, all over the world, she was drawn to record the experiences of civilian victims, who found themselves living and dying in a universe from which compassion and justice had been banished…Colvin was killed doing her best thing, in full knowledge of its perils…This collection of words is her most appropriate memorial because it so vividly explains why her peers admired her so much’
About the Author
Born in America, Marie Colvin (1956 – February 22, 2012) was an award-winning foreign affairs correspondent for the Sunday Times. An outstanding journalist of her generation, she covered the Middle East for more than 20 years and reported from East Timor, Chechnya, Kosovo and Sri Lanka where she was wounded in an ambush and lost her left eye. She was killed while covering the Siege of Homs in Syria on the 22nd of February 2012.
Top Customer Reviews
At one level, the book is quite tiring, and the reason I say this is because it represents the tale of humanity at its best and at its worst.
When you sit in front of your television screen and listen to politicians and TV anchors debate, you are shielded from the true horrors of war.
This is what Marie Colvin brings to us, in a way. She is noncommittal in her writing style, no hysteria anywhere. She retains her essential humanity right through her career.
An essential read for anyone who wants to read about humanity at its best, and worst.
This is not an easy read--she really makes you feel strong emotions..at least she did for me. I read a few articles at a time and then put the book down for another time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
"On the Front Line" is an outstanding collection of foreign correspondent Marie Colvin's "up close and personal" accounts of foreign wars and foreign leaders. Read morePublished 17 months ago by tiskab
What a remarkable woman! Such a loss that we won't see more columns like these. I am glad to own the book.Published on April 27, 2014 by liza draper
This is a book that could have been written about any war in the history of humankind. I found it depressing, although it is amazing what some individuals can endure - both the... Read morePublished on October 26, 2013 by Paul Barnard