In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin

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    • Publication Information:
      American Library Association
    • Publication Date:
      2018
    • Abstract:
      * In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin. By Lindsey Hilsum. Nov. 2018. 400p. Farrar, $28 (9780374175597). 070.4. Foreign correspondent Marie Colvin, born in New [...]
    • ISSN:
      0006-7385
    • Rights:
      Copyright 2018 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.
      COPYRIGHT 2018 American Library Association
    • Accession Number:
      edsgcl.559687985
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MONDOR, C. In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin. Booklist, [s. l.], n. 4, p. 4, 2018. Disponível em: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsgao&AN=edsgcl.559687985&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886. Acesso em: 2 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Mondor C. In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin. Booklist. 2018;(4):4. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsgao&AN=edsgcl.559687985&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886. Accessed July 2, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Mondor C. In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin. Booklist. 2018;(4):4. Accessed July 2, 2020. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsgao&AN=edsgcl.559687985&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886
    • APA:
      Mondor, C. (2018). In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin. Booklist, 4, 4.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Mondor, Colleen. 2018. “In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin.” Booklist. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsgao&AN=edsgcl.559687985&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Harvard:
      Mondor, C. (2018) ‘In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin’, Booklist, p. 4. Available at: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsgao&AN=edsgcl.559687985&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886 (Accessed: 2 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Mondor, C 2018, ‘In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin’, Booklist, no. 4, p. 4, viewed 2 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Mondor, Colleen. “In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin.” Booklist, no. 4, 2018, p. 4. EBSCOhost, widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsgao&AN=edsgcl.559687985&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Mondor, Colleen. “In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin.” Booklist, 2018. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsgao&AN=edsgcl.559687985&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Mondor C. In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin. Booklist [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2020 Jul 2];(4):4. Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsgao&AN=edsgcl.559687985&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 October #2

*Starred Review* Foreign correspondent Marie Colvin, born in New York City in 1956, a Yale graduate, and a longtime Middle East expert for the British newspaper, the Sunday Times, was a singular talent, one of the most significant war reporters of the twentieth century, and her death under fire in Syria in 2012 was a devastating loss. An icon for her bold field style and the eye patch she sported after an attack in Sri Lanka, Colvin lived a big life and left behind a body of work that covers every major conflict in the world, dating back several decades. Hers was a career ripe for biography, and journalist Hilsum, a colleague and friend, has done a masterful job of telling Colvin's story. This is riveting personal and professional history, told with skill and sincerity. Hilsum dances between Colvin's private life and exceptional reportage, which included interviews with everyone from Yasser Arafat to Mu'ammar Gaddhafi. Colvin is even credited with saving lives. Inspired by Martha Gellhorn, independent, and determined, Colvin enjoyed deep friendships and tempestuous romances. Drawing on Colvin's meticulous diaries and articles, and her own conversations with Colvin's family and friends, Hilsum has created something truly worthy of her subject, a biography that reads like high adventure, a masterwork that will draw well-deserved attention to a heroic witness. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 July #1

The International Editor for Channel 4 News in England, Hilsum chronicles the professional and personal lives of class-of-her-own war correspondent Marie Colvin. An American working for Britain's Sunday Times, Colvin covered upheaval in Chechnya, East Timor, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, and Zimbabwe, lost an eye while reporting on Sri Lanka's civil war, and finally lost her life in Syria in 2012. Just dropped into the schedule and promising to be big.

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LJ Reviews 2018 October #2

Acclaimed international reporter Marie Colvin (1956–2012) worked for the London Sunday Times from 1986 until her death, fearlessly covering the lives of citizens caught in the crosshairs of war. Hilsum (international editor, Channel News 4; Sandstorm) offers an engrossing biography based on Colvin's personal journals and more than 100 interviews that describe her childhood in Long Island, her years at Yale University, her rocky marriages, and her career as a reporter. This book shines when focused on Colvin's coverage of hot spots, including Beirut, Chechnya, Sri Lanka, and Syria, where she was targeted for death by President Bashar al-Assad. She lost an eye to shrapnel in Sri Lanka, which led to PTSD, depression, and alcohol abuse, all of which plagued her for life. Snippets of Colvin's reporting woven throughout the text provide an appreciation for her sparse, moving prose. VERDICT This unputdownable account will inspire future journalists, especially women, and should find wide audiences among those interested in global crises and international affairs. See Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple's Brothers of the Gun for another work about a reporter unafraid of writing truth to power. [See Prepub Alert, 6/10/18]—Karl Helicher, formerly with Upper Merion Twp. Lib., King of Prussia, PA

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