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The Girl In The Picture: The Remarkable Story Of Vietnam's Most Famous Casualty By Denise Chong

The Girl In The Picture: The Remarkable Story Of Vietnam's Most Famous Casualty
by Denise Chong

The story of the photograph that changed the course of the Vietnam War and of the brave struggle of Kim Phuc - the girl in the picture.
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On 8 June 1972, nine-year-old Kim Phuc, severely burned by napalm, ran from her burning village and into the eye of history. Her photograph, seen around the world, helped turn public opinion against the Vietnam War and is one of a handful of images that remain branded in the public consciousness. This book is the story of how that photograph came to be - but also of what happened to Kim Phuc after it was taken. It opens up to readers an unknown world - the world of Vietnam after the US army left. Kim became a pawn in the Communist regime's propaganda campaign, even as her own family fought a losing battle to support itself in a physically and economically devastated country, now plagued with corruption. Kim's recovery and rehabilitation from her terrible wounds was long and arduous and, after years of manipulation by Vietnamese officials, she made a dramatic escape to Canada, where she now lives. Denise Chong has written a detailed, humanistic account of everyday life in the wake of the Vietnam War, as well as a meditation on the aftermath of celebrity, and the power of an image.

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Sku
GOR001840956
Title
The Girl In The Picture: The Remarkable Story Of Vietnam's Most Famous Casualty
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Year published
Number of pages
384
ISBN 10
0743208471
ISBN 13
9780743208475
Prizes
N/A
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
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