• Title: War Torn: Stories of War from the Women Reporters who Covered Vietnam
  • Author: Tad Bartimus
  • ISBN: 9780375506284
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Hardcover
  • War Torn Stories of War from the Women Reporters who Covered Vietnam For the first time nine women who made journalism history talk candidly about their professional and deeply personal experiences as young reporters who lived worked and loved surrounded by war Thei
    For the first time, nine women who made journalism history talk candidly about their professional and deeply personal experiences as young reporters who lived, worked, and loved surrounded by war Their stories span a decade of America s involvement in Vietnam, from the earliest days of the conflict until the last U.S helicopters left Saigon in 1975 They were gutsy risk For the first time, nine women who made journalism history talk candidly about their professional and deeply personal experiences as young reporters who lived, worked, and loved surrounded by war Their stories span a decade of America s involvement in Vietnam, from the earliest days of the conflict until the last U.S helicopters left Saigon in 1975 They were gutsy risk takers who saw firsthand what most Americans knew only from their morning newspapers or the evening news Many had very particular reasons for going to Vietnam some had to fight and plead to go but others ended up there by accident What happened to them was remarkable and important by any standard Their lives became exciting beyond anything they had ever imagined, and the experience never left them It was dangerous one was wounded, and one was captured by the North Vietnamese but the challenges they faced were uniquely rewarding.They lived at full tilt, making an impact on all the people around them, from the orphan children in the streets to their fellow journalists and photographers to the soldiers they met and lived with in the field They experienced anguish and heartbreak and an abundance of friendship and love These stories not only introduce a remarkable group of individuals but give an entirely new perspective on the most controversial conflict in our history Vietnam changed their lives forever Here they tell about it with all the candor, commitment, and energy that characterized their courageous reporting during the war.From the Hardcover edition.

    One Reply to “War Torn: Stories of War from the Women Reporters who Covered Vietnam”

    1. I don't think I could have written Yesterday's Tomorrow without reading this book. Before I read War Torn, I had very little idea what it must have been like for a female journalist in Vietnam. Each of the stories within this amazing book hold profound truths that will sink deep into your soul and not let go. I'm profoundly indebted to these courageous women for sharing their stories with the world. I was educated, inspired and changed by their experiences. For anyone with any interest in journa [...]

    2. This book is a collection of ten first-person essays from women who worked as correspondents during the Vietnam War. Their tenures range from the beginning years of the war to the fall of Saigon and release of POWs. Some women were seasoned journalists before gaining their assignments (and most had to wrest their jobs from editors reluctant to send women to war) while others learned their craft on the ground.Through these essays, you'll experience the war in ways you probably could not from male [...]

    3. This book is especially relevant now that the Ken Burns documentary about the Vietnam War is being aired for the first time on TV. As a pastoral minister looking back to America’s most controversial war, I was hoping for the clarity that didn’t seem available when it was actually being fought. This book, written by women who were more or less my age at that time, showed me whole new aspects of this event. I leaned that many of the women came into Vietnam naively viewing a job there as a chal [...]

    4. It’s only in the last few years that I’ve begun to actually read a few books that discuss the war in Vietnam, but not in any systematic fashion. I read War Torn: Stories of war from the women who reported them based on a recommendation and it was a fascinating and satisfying read. Each chapter is a narrative by a different woman who reported on Vietnam from in country, so a variety of perspectives are represented.What struck me about these narratives was how at one and the same time these wo [...]

    5. Each personal essay in this book brought me back to the sixties and early seventies when the Vietnam War was raging and the US was caught up in it unable to move forward; the country was polarized and not communicating except in rhetoric and stereotypes: politician against citizen; soldier against civilian; hawk against dove; student against elder; and hippie against worker. These women reporters went to Vietnam to report the facts as best they could, despite the common view that women should no [...]

    6. Confronting and compelling reading. Amazing insight into (female) war correspondents' experiences in Vietnam. I was mainly reading this because it contains a section by Kate Webb(who I was named after) and being a post-Vietnam child, I am not as knowledgable about the American War in Vietnam as I possibly should be. This is fascinating - for the detailed, frank experiences of these women at the coalface of the war, the look into the soldiers' reality in Vietnam and most moving, the psychological [...]

    7. When we were living in Manila in the 70's, my family was good friends with a UPI correspondent, Leon Daniel, who was a phenomenal journalist during the Vietnam War. He regaled us with stories from the front, as well as his banishment from Thailand as "persona non grata". His wife became a very close friend of my mom. At one point, one of the women in this book, Kate Webb, was living in Manila as well. She was at our house many times (my parents entertained a lot!) It was fascinating to read of h [...]

    8. This is the book I have always been looking for about the Vietnam War. Short on details about military moves and political power struggles it rather depicts the surreal, haunting, grinding and sometimes romantic landscape that was Saigon and Southeast Asia during the war. Some of these stories are just being told by women journalists after 35 years of silence. Reading this book makes me visualize war scenes more vivid then anything in Apocalypse Now (like the Zippo brigade burning all hay stacks [...]

    9. A collection of memoirs and accounts of the Vietnam War by female reporters. While on holiday in Vietnam last September we met one of the authors Denby Fawcett, who is now in her 60's and was on holiday there (she's the one on the front of the book). I read it mainly because it was by her and I was intrigued to find out more about her time and experiences there. It was very informative book with some touching moments and gave me some understanding of the horrors of the things that happened there [...]

    10. One of two books I read during a summer vacation at the beach (the other was "Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam"). I enjoyed this book because most books about war are told from the male point of view. As a woman and a reporter, it gave me a different understanding of Vietnam. Very compelling read.

    11. I remember one particular story as heart-wrenching but mesmerizing as well. The courage of this woman was incredible, and it amazing to imagine having lived her story. I'm glad I read this book. These personal stories were so interesting.

    12. A collection of memoirs of the women who were at the front lines of Vietnam. Fascinating, touching, sad, disturbing and beautiful. Worth any time you wish to give it.

    13. Beautiful! Loved reading their stories and seeing how their lives intersected. It also made me want to visit this beautiful country.

    14. A compelling collection of memoirs from women journalists sent to cover the Vietnam War. This and Telex from Cuba were among my favorite reads in 2008.

    15. The stories of the women journalists whom were in Vietnam show us their true colors and how human they were during one of the darkest times in U.S. history. I loved reading this book.

    16. A must read for anyone who wants to understand the Vietnam War from different perspectives. This is a collection of stories from women who reported on the war.

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