Goodreads Book of the Day Life and Death of War Correspondent Marie Colvin

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

Marie Colvin, the headmost war reporter of her generation was killed in Syria in 2012 at age 56 by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device). The world of journalism lost a great and iconoclastic correspondent, a fearless female who covered  the most destructive global calamities of our times.

 

She lost an eye when she was reporting in Sri Lanka at the end of the civil war. She interviewed Gaddafi twice, and risked her life covering conflict in Chechnya, East Timor, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, and Zimbabwe.

Her personal life was highly interesting as it was her professional one: extremely motivated, bold and unpredictable. She married several times, drank heavily, suffered from PTSD and never allowed anyone to box her into what society expects from women’s roles.

In Extremis: The Life and Death of War Correspondent Marie Colvin by Lindsey Hilsum

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2 thoughts on “Goodreads Book of the Day Life and Death of War Correspondent Marie Colvin

  1. sebby holmes December 5, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    This would be a great read. Thank you for sharing 🙏

    • Dra Martha Andrea Castro Noriega, MD WMA FACS December 5, 2018 at 3:57 pm

      You’re welcome, sebby holmes 👋

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