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Reporting Under Fire : 16 Daring Women War Correspondents and Photojournalists

By: Hollihan, Kerrie Logan.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Women of Action: Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (260 p.).ISBN: 9781613747117.Subject(s): War photographers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Women journalists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Women photographers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reporting Under Fire : 16 Daring Women War Correspondents and PhotojournalistsDDC classification: 070.4333092 | 070.433309252 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Front Cover; Front Flip; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; A Note to Readers; Introduction: The Race to Be First; 1: World War I, 1914-1918; Henrietta Goodnough, aka Peggy Hull, Reporting from El Paso, Paris, and Vladivostok; Louise Bryant, Bessie Beatty, and Rheta Childe Dorr, Reporting from Petrograd; Helen Johns Kirtland, Reporting from France; 2: Between World Wars, 1920-1939; Irene Corbally Kuhn, Reporting from Shanghai; Sigrid Schultz, Reporting from Berlin; Dorothy Thompson, Reporting from Berlin; 3: A Second World War, 1939-1945
Martha Gellhorn, Reporting from Madrid, Chungking, and NormandyMargaret Bourke-White, Reporting from Moscow, Tunis, and Buchenwald; 4: A Cold War, 1945-1989; Marguerite Higgins, Reporting from Dachau and Seoul; 5: Ancient Peoples, Modern Wars, 1955-1985; Gloria Emerson, Reporting from Paris and Saigon; Georgie Anne Geyer, Reporting from Havana, Guatemala City, Tbilisi, and Baghdad; 6: A Challenge That Never Ends, 1990-Present; Janine di Giovanni, Reporting from Sarajevo and Kosovo; Robin Wright, Reporting from Ann Arbor, Angola, Beirut, and Cairo
Martha Raddatz, Reporting from the Pentagon, White House, Baghdad, and KabulAfterword; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Back Flip; Back Cover
Summary: The tremendous struggles women have faced as war correspondents and photojournalists A profile of 16 courageous women, Reporting Under Fire tells the story of journalists who risked their lives to bring back scoops from the front lines. Each woman-including Sigrid Schultz, who broadcast news via radio from Berlin on the eve of the Second World War; Margaret Bourke-White, who rode with General George Patton's Third Army and brought back the first horrific photos of the Buchenwald concentration camp; and Marguerite Higgins, who typed stories while riding in the front seat of an American jeep that was fleeing the North Korean Army-experiences her own journey, both personally and professionally, and each draws her own conclusions. Yet without exception, these war correspondents share a singular ambition: to answer an inner call driving them to witness war firsthand, and to share what they learn via words or images.
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Front Cover; Front Flip; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; A Note to Readers; Introduction: The Race to Be First; 1: World War I, 1914-1918; Henrietta Goodnough, aka Peggy Hull, Reporting from El Paso, Paris, and Vladivostok; Louise Bryant, Bessie Beatty, and Rheta Childe Dorr, Reporting from Petrograd; Helen Johns Kirtland, Reporting from France; 2: Between World Wars, 1920-1939; Irene Corbally Kuhn, Reporting from Shanghai; Sigrid Schultz, Reporting from Berlin; Dorothy Thompson, Reporting from Berlin; 3: A Second World War, 1939-1945

Martha Gellhorn, Reporting from Madrid, Chungking, and NormandyMargaret Bourke-White, Reporting from Moscow, Tunis, and Buchenwald; 4: A Cold War, 1945-1989; Marguerite Higgins, Reporting from Dachau and Seoul; 5: Ancient Peoples, Modern Wars, 1955-1985; Gloria Emerson, Reporting from Paris and Saigon; Georgie Anne Geyer, Reporting from Havana, Guatemala City, Tbilisi, and Baghdad; 6: A Challenge That Never Ends, 1990-Present; Janine di Giovanni, Reporting from Sarajevo and Kosovo; Robin Wright, Reporting from Ann Arbor, Angola, Beirut, and Cairo

Martha Raddatz, Reporting from the Pentagon, White House, Baghdad, and KabulAfterword; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Back Flip; Back Cover

The tremendous struggles women have faced as war correspondents and photojournalists A profile of 16 courageous women, Reporting Under Fire tells the story of journalists who risked their lives to bring back scoops from the front lines. Each woman-including Sigrid Schultz, who broadcast news via radio from Berlin on the eve of the Second World War; Margaret Bourke-White, who rode with General George Patton's Third Army and brought back the first horrific photos of the Buchenwald concentration camp; and Marguerite Higgins, who typed stories while riding in the front seat of an American jeep that was fleeing the North Korean Army-experiences her own journey, both personally and professionally, and each draws her own conclusions. Yet without exception, these war correspondents share a singular ambition: to answer an inner call driving them to witness war firsthand, and to share what they learn via words or images.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-Hollihan profiles the lives of 16 trailblazing war correspondents in this well-researched and riveting book. Pioneers in the field of journalism, these little-known women come to life as the author illuminates not only the professional dangers they faced but also the cultural assumptions made about their abilities based solely on their gender. Whether facing bias and discrimination in their assignments-early reporters were tasked with writing about war from a woman's angle-or denied credentials their male counterparts were easily granted, these women found ways to circumvent obstacles to provide readers around the world with gritty, eyewitness accounts from countless battle zones. They revolutionized a profession and paved the way for future women in the field. Filled with black-and-white photos, newspaper clippings, and personal anecdotes from the women themselves, the text is chock-full of their daring exploits-such as Sigrid Schultz cohosting an engagement party for top Nazi Hermann Goring-all in the name of landing their stories. Not only do readers gain a healthy respect for each reporter, but they also gain insight into global history. As such, the book reads like a narrative time line of world history, women's rights, and the field of journalism as a whole. The inclusion of notes and a bibliography provides additional resources for further reading.-Audrey Sumser, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Mayfield, OH (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Kerrie Logan Hollihan is the author of Elizabeth I, The People's Queen; Isaac Newton and Physics for Kids; Rightfully Ours; and Theodore Roosevelt for Kids. She has written for Bird Watcher's Digest and Boy's Life. She lives in Blue Ash, Ohio.

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