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Incredible true account of a personal as well as a national tragedy tempered by the strength of the human spirit 13 octobre 2013
Par gavin neville - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
A good friend of mine, familiar with the Syrian situation recommended this book & told me to buy it. I'm so glad she did. A narrative that grabs you from the first page & does not let go at all. A true modern adventure showing the best and worst of the human spirit. Read it and open your eyes . Do yourself a favour !!
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Important and Fascinating 10 octobre 2013
Par Debbie - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
In theory, I would love to read lots of books about politics, current events, world affairs--it is important to know what's going on in the world. But in practice, those books are so often boring and depressing. Under the Wire is nothing like that. It's a page turner, written like an exciting adventure story, with memorable characters, tense situations, and even humor. But at the same time, it is also an eye-opener on what is going on in Syria right now--all the political stuff in the news doesn't really explain what it is like for the average people living there, and the hell they are going through. I had heard of Marie Colvin before, but had no idea what an amazing, devoted and fearless journalist she was. She literally sacrificed her life to getting "the story". It may sound crazy, but the way her friend Paul Conroy explains it, it is actually a higher calling to help people by getting their story out to the world. Where would the world be if no one did that?
Under the Wire gives you so much to think about, but at the same time it is a really exciting read. I strongly recommend it.
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Actually, the Paul Conroy story featuring Marie Colvin as bait 28 novembre 2013
Par Lisbeth - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle
While I found this book to be exciting, I really was expecting a book more about the late Marie Colvin and felt that the book should have been named Under The Wire With Paul Conroy, Featuring Marie Colvin , as the book was virtually all about him. But that would not have made the book as marketable. It got a little tiresome reading about his many episodes of barely suppressing uproarious laughter as others quaked in their boots with fear, his escapades as a rogue, frequently AWOL soldier, and his unfailing bravado. I wanted to know more about Marie, how she came to be the journalist she became, and how she handled her personal life when she was so often in dangerous situations. Maybe my expectations were unwarranted but I think her name was used rather deceptively in the title. That said, I will still give this book a high rating because it is well written with lots of moving details, particularly the part about the risk taken by an ambulance driver ( not a spoiler as this could be ANYTHING, because the book is full of ambulances from early on). Also, I do appreciate the danger these journalists take to bring truth to the forefront. I also appreciated the credit given the Syrian people and to their horribly tragic plight.
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The High Cost of Tyranny 13 novembre 2013
Par Kathlene Biswas - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
This is a vividly told story about the journalists and photographers who put their lives in jeopardy to keep the world informed of the reality of war. Conroy makes us painfully aware of the horrors being perpetrated on the Syrian people by their own government. Marie paid the highest price due to her deep commitment to make the rest of the world see the desperation of life in Syria. An outstanding read which needs to be read by as many people as possible.
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Under the Wire is an Assignement Well Done! 8 octobre 2013
Par Paul Hosse - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
War. It terrifies us. It freezes our very souls. Yet, through our better angels, it can call us to bear witness to its inhumanity and speak out against the carnage while giving voice to those silenced by the vacuum of destruction and death through words and images. War correspondent Marie Colvin was one of those better angels for whom hundreds could tell their stories, and it was through the masterfully told book "Under The Wire: Marie Colvin's Last Assignment", that her fellow war journalist and close friend, Paul Conroy, bears witness for her, lost friends, and comrades born of war. In a gripping and all too real adventure, Conroy takes us from the relative tranquility of a Beirut bar into the coldly calculating meat grinder of Assad's ongoing war; a war which knows no distinction between rebel or child or, ultimately, journalists.

Paul Conroy is a freelance photographer, who often works for the British newspaper, The Sunday Times. It is his job to convey to the world the frozen images in the mists of survival against an onslaught of unimaginable ferocity. In doing so, Conroy shows the world both the savagery of war and the human will to persevere. Marie Colvin was an award winning correspondent for The Sunday Times and author who covered the killing fields of Chechnya, Timor, Libya, and Sri Lanka, where she lost an eye and gained an eye patch and solidified her near mythical no holds barred reputation as a world class journalist. Theirs is a select few who routinely risked their lives in some of the world's most dangerous places to expose what governments, dictators, and tribal leaders deny, cover up---the massacres; the genocides; and the wholesale slaughter thousands of innocent victims.

Conroy's book, "Under the Wire: Marie Colvin's Last Assignment", calls out for our condemnation of war's inhumanity, while sharing with the reader the dedication of those who risk everything to bring the truth behind the offical statements and press releases. We owe it to ourselves to read this book; to learn the reality behind those 10 second sound bites and flickering images on our nightly news. But be warned. Once you start down this journey with Mr. Conroy, you won't be able to stop; you won't want to stop. Each page will drive you forward to the next. You'll be sweep away by the images created through this brilliant telling of Marie's and Paul's descend into a hell known as Baba Amr.

This is one of those rare books that you will want to share with your friends. But by the end, Paul Conroy's "Under the Wire" will have changed you. You'll understand consequences of modern warfare for what it really is. It will make you want to delve deeper into what you see and hear in the media and learn what's really happening in the world. So come along with Paul Conroy and become a witness to the greatest tragedy the world has seen in generations.
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