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ISBN-10: 0140280219
ISBN-13: 9780140280210
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 08/01/2001
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.30" W, 0.90" H

The Girl in the Picture: The Story of Kim Phuc, the Photograph, and the Vietnam War

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Overview

“More than any other Vietnam book in recent years, The Girl in the Picture confronts us with the ceaseless, ever-compounding casualties of modern warfare.” –The San Francisco Chronicle

On June 8, 1972, nine-year-old Kim Phuc, severely burned by napalm, ran from her blazing village in South Vietnam and into the eye of history. Her photograph-one of the most unforgettable images of the twentieth century-was seen around the world and helped turn public opinion against the Vietnam War.

This book is the story of how that photograph came to be-and the story of what happened to that girl after the camera shutter closed. Award-winning biographer Denise Chong’s portrait of Kim Phuc-who eventually defected to Canada and is now a UNESCO spokesperson-is a rare look at the Vietnam War from the Vietnamese point-of-view and one of the only books to describe everyday life in the wake of this war and to probe its lingering effects on all its participants.

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"An extraordinary piece of journalism." –The Baltimore Sun

"More than any other Vietnam book in recent years, The Girl in the Picture confronts us with the ceaseless, ever-compounding casualties of modern warfare." –The San Francisco Chronicle

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Details

ISBN-10: 0140280219
ISBN-13: 9780140280210
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 08/01/2001
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.30" W, 0.90" H
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