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Vietnam: The Real War

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To cover the Vietnam War, the Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the great photographic legacies of the twentieth century. Collected here in “Vietnam: The Real War” (Abrams, October 2013) are images that tell the story of the war that left a deep and lasting impression on American life.

From Malcolm Browne’s photograph of the burning monk to Nick Ut's picture of a nine-year-old running from a napalm attack to Eddie Adams’s photograph of the execution of a Viet Cong prisoner, this book contains the pictures that both recorded and made history, taken by unbelievably courageous photojournalists. In a moving essay, writer Pete Hamill, who reported from Vietnam in 1965, celebrates their achievement.

The Book features more than fifty photojournalists, including Eddie Adams, Horst Faas, Henri Huet, Nick Ut, and Dang Van Phuoc and highlights the work of such distinguished war correspondents as Peter Arnett, Malcolm Browne, and Seymour Topping. A chronological text that is woven throughout places their work in historical context.

Vietnam: The Real War
Abrams; October 2013 by The Associated Press; Essay by Pete Hamill, 304 pages; 300 color and black-and-white photographs; Hardcover


For more information please visit Abrams Books and AP

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