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Hardcover War Torn: Stories of War from the Women Reporters Who Covered Vietnam Book

ISBN: 0375506284

ISBN13: 9780375506284

War Torn: Stories of War from the Women Reporters Who Covered Vietnam

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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...

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If you remember Vietnam, this book is important.

This is a very powerful book about a unique group of people--a small but important part of the Vietnam War's history. These women journalists share an honest, deep perspective with the reader. It is a very moving and powerful narrative. I personally was very touched; I am an American woman who lived in Saigon in 1973, and "War Torn" brought the memories back--the happy as well as horrible.

A Different Look at Vietnam

The stories in War Torn are riveting and capture the will and determination of women journalists to have equal access to cover the war. But they also bring Saigon and Vietnam in the 60s and 70 alive to anyone too young to remember. I applaud these women for making the Vietnam war accessible to a generation who grew up after the war. War Torn leave the reader happy and sad but thoroughly enchanted. For anyone who is a history buff, a traveler planning to visit Vietnam or simply a lover of great tales, I highly recommend this book.

Fascinating stories of courage

WAR TORN is a brilliant and riveting collection of essays by the handful of smart and courageous women who actually went to the battlefields in Asia to report on the Vietnamese War. For everyone who served in the war or had loved ones who did, for those of us who lived through these events at home, and for younger readers who have no sense of this history, this compelling book reveals these critical years from a perspective most of us never knew existed. The stories of these nine brave women will capture your minds and break your heart a bit. A thorougly uplifting and informative book with stories you've never heard before.

Women who broke barriers

I enjoyed this book because, although I was fairly young during the Vietnam War, it's events shaped my generation....The book is interesting because of the different experiences & writing styles of the nine authors. And, yes, all of the authors have definite opinions as to the role of the USA there. Although it is short & easy to read, I found it taught me a number of things about the people involved; the military, journalists and civilians caught in that mayhem.

Where was I?

" Having been born in the early forties, Vietnam was MY war. Unlike the women of WAR TORN, I busied myself with raising a family in the good, old, safe & sound USA. I cannot say enough about the impact this book had on me. These selfless, courageous, determined correspondents took me on a tour of a Vietnam that I never knew existed. Reading WAR TORN was truly an educational, eye-opening experience for me. They way these women express their adventures, insights, and emotions is absolutely glorious. This is a must read for people of all ages."
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