In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin - Lindsey Hilsum
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin
** BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK **`It has always seemed to me that what I write about is humanity in extremis, pushed to the unendurable, and that it is important to tell people what really happens in wars.' Marie Colvin, 2001Marie Colvin was glamorous, hard-drinking, braver than the boys, with a troubled and rackety personal life.
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*Marie Colvin is remembered in two films: Under the Wire, a drama-doc about Marie's last trip to Syria, and A Private War, a feature film about her life, starring Rosamund Pike*
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complex motives... She was often the first, or only, reporter to go in, and the last out, even if that meant trekking over a mountain range" * The Economist * "In Extremis reveals the human vulnerability behind the bravery" * Stylist *