The Eye of War

The Eye of War by Phillip Knightley

Words and Photographs from the Front Line
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ISBN 13: 9781841882437

ISBN 10: ‎1841882437

Autor: Phillip Knightley‎

Sprache: Englisch‎

From the Crimean War and American Civil War through two World Wars, from Vietnam and the Gulf War to the Balkans and beyond, photographers have been drawn to the battlefront. The best war photography bares the essence of war by distilling the chaos of combat into indelible visual icons. The camera was part of the technological revolution that started to transform warfare in the middle of the 19th century. As weapons have become more deadly, cameras have kept pace, getting smaller, quicker, longer ranged. This volume includes 200 of the most powerful war photographs: unforgettable images like Alexander Gardner's of the Civil War dead after Antietam in 1862, still the bloodiest day in American history; Robert Capa's, Margaret Bourke White's and Yevgeni Khaldei's of the Second World War; or Don McCullin's and Larry Burrows' of Vietnam. Accompanying the images are compelling eyewitness accounts of the experience of war from war correspondents and from combatants, recorded in diaries, memoirs and letters.

About the Author
Phillip Knightley is the author of ten non-fiction books. He is best known for The Second Oldest Profession and The First Casualty: The War Correspondent as Hero, Propagandist and Myth Maker. He has met nearly every spy chief on both sides in the spy Cold War and spent one week with the British traitor Kim Philby in Moscow in 1988 debriefing him just before he died. Knightley has also dined with several heads of the KGB, several chiefs of the British Secret Intelligence Service, the Inspector General of the CIA, and the director of its anti-Soviet operations. For twenty years he was a special correspondent of The Sunday Times and a member of the Insight Team. He has served as a representative in Europe for the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and twice been nominated Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards. He spends most of him time writing books and articles for publications around the world. He lives in Britain, India and Australia.

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