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On the front line : the collected journalism of Marie Colvin

Author: Marie Colvin
Publisher: London : HarperPress, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Veteran Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin was killed in February 2012 when covering the uprising in Syria. Winner of the Orwell Special Prize, On the Front Line is a collection of her finest work, a portion of the proceeds from which will go to the Marie Colvin Memorial Fund. Marie Colvin held a profound belief in the pursuit of truth, and the courage and humanity of her work was deeply admired. On the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
History
Named Person: Marie Colvin; Marie Colvin; Marie Colvin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marie Colvin
ISBN: 9780007487967 0007487967
OCLC Number: 798377663
Description: xxi, 540 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: IRAN-IRAQ WAR --
Basra: blitzed and battered, but not beaten (25 January 1987) --
Black banners of death fly over Baghdad (25 January 1987) --
Wine and lipstick lay Iran's ghost to rest (29 October 1989) --
MIDDLE EAST --
Soviet settlers jolted by the promised land (11 February 1990) --
Love sours for Romeo and Juliet of the West Bank (1 April 1990) --
Desperately seeking answers in the Arafat slipstream (5 June 1990) --
Home alone in Palestine (19 September 1993) --
Arafat thrives amid cut and thrust of peace (9 January 1994) --
LIBYA 1992-93 --
Frightened Libyans await the next blow (19 April 1992) --
Adie's minder cracks up (26 April 1992) --
Lockerbie drama turns to farce (3 October 1993) --
GULF WAR --
Under fire (27 January 1991) --
Ghosts of war stalk Basra's empty streets (23 August 1992) --
Critics are silenced as Saddam rebuilds Iraq (4 October 1992) --
Shadow of evil (22 January 1995) --
Blood feud at the heart of darkness (8 September 1996) --
MIDDLE EAST --
The Hawk who downed a dove (12 November 1995) --
Israel's peace hopes wither (2 June 1996) --
Israeli bulldozers rev up for showdown in Jerusalem (16 March 1997) --
Arafat encircled in battle for Jerusalem (6 April 1997) --
KOSOVO --
The centuries of conflict over a sacred heartland (8 March 1998) --
Kosovo's silent houses of the dead (15 March 1998) --
Kosovo guerrillas fight Serb shells with bullets (25 April 1999) --
Massacre in a spring meadow (2 May 1999) --
Letter from ... Kosare (4 June 1999) --
The neighbour who burned with hate (20 June 1999) --
British detectives on trail of men behind massacres (27 June 1999) --
The enemy within (15 August 1999) --
CHECHNYA --
Wrath of Moscow leaves no place for Chechens to hide (19 December 1999) --
Escape from Chechnya to a trial by ice (2 January 2000) --
EAST TIMOR --
Trapped by the terror squads in city of death (12 September 1999) --
Courage knows no gender (10 October 1999) --
ETHIOPIA --
Horror of Ethiopia's living dead (9 April 2000) --
ZIMBABWE --
Rape is new weapon of Mugabe's terror (28 May 2000) --
Hunzvi's surgery is turned into a torture centre (14 May 2000) --
SIERRA LEONE --
Drug-crazed warriors of the jungle (3 September 2000) --
How the hi-tech army fell back on law of the jungle and won (17 September 2000) --
SRI LANKA --
Fighting Tigers talk of peace deal (15 April 2001) --
"The shot hit me. Blood poured from my eye --
I felt a profound sadness that I was going to die" (22 April 2001) --
Fighting back (15 July 2001) --
Bravery is not being afraid to be afraid (21 October 2001) --
MIDDLE EAST --
A bitter taste for vengeance (7 April 2002) --
Jenin: the bloody truth (21 April 2002) --
Two terrible deaths tell story of the Palestinian predicament (21 July 2002) --
GUANTANAMO --
Mindless torture? No, smart thinking (27 January 2002) --
IRAQ --
One call from the great dictator and another day of designer torture began in prison (4 August 2002) --
Why the great dictator thinks he can still win (2 March 2003) --
Hunt for Saddam & son, the murderous duo most wanted (23 March 2003) --
Target Saddam (21 December 2003) --
Iraq (7 March 2004) --
Face to face with death in a "pacified" Iraqi town (29 October 2006) --
The butcher of Baghdad awaits his death sentence (5 November 2006) --
"I watched Saddam die" (31 December 2006) --
Sunni sheikhs turn their sights from US forces to Al-Qaeda (9 September 2007) --
I felt a new terror on Basra's streets (16 December 2007) --
Saddam's victims left to suffer as henchmen prosper (3 February 2008) --
MIDDLE EAST --
Gaza's mourners plan "spectacular" revenge (28 March 2004) --
Into the underworld (17 July 2005) --
Bulldozer Sharon wins through, but bigger battles may lie ahead (21 August 2005) --
Fear and defiance in the battered city (16 July 2006) --
Birth, death and destruction on Lebanon's road to hell (30 July 2006) --
Gaza's deadly guardians (30 September 2007) --
IRAN --
Iran split as fun-hungry young spurn rigged poll (15 February 2004) --
Despair and fear among the Tehran dancing classes (26 June 2005) --
EGYPT --
Mubarak lights a democratic flame (4 September 2005) --
KOSOVO --
How one careless phone call ended Radovan Karadzic's liberty (27 July 2008) --
MIDDLE EAST --
Bloodied Gaza set for the endgame (11 January 2009) --
Beyond the violence, a solution is on the table (11 January 2009) --
Netanyahu stokes fears to take poll lead (8 February 2009) --
Israel's secret war (15 January 2012) --
IRAQ --
War-weary Iraqi voters catch election fever despite attacks (6 March 2010) --
US departure from Iraq opens the door for Al-Qaeda (22 August 2010) --
Terror returns to stricken Fallujah (29 August 2010) --
Battered Kurds attempt to cling on to city of oil (5 September 2010) --
AFGHANISTAN --
Corrupt, untrained, underpaid, illiterate (6 December 2009) --
Hamid Karzai fails Taliban who gave up arms (31 January 2010) --
Swift and bloody (9 May 2010) --
Afghans find pride in hunt for Taliban (4 July 2010) --
IRAN --
Anger at Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's election (14 June 2009) --
Clashes show depth of fury (21 June 2009) --
EGYPT --
Flames and fighting flood along the Nile (30 January 2011) --
Raging mob bays for Mubarak's head (30 January 2011) --
I ran for my life from a crazed, cursing mob (6 February 2011) --
Egypt's bloody road to reform (6 February 2011) --
The kids triumph with Facebook and flyers (13 February 2011) --
Feral mobs and fanatics rule Terror Square (27 November 2011) --
LIBYA --
"I'll still be running Libya when my foes have retired," insists Gadaffi (6 March 2011) --
Siege falters as loyalists defect to side of rebel "rats" (15 May 2011) --
"We had our orders: rape all the sisters" (22 May 2011) --
Professor leads adopted sons into battle (29 May 2011) --
Mad Dog and me (28 August 2011) --
Killing rooms plot bloody retreat of troops loyal to Tyrant Jr (4 September 2011) --
Toxic tyrant's chemical cavern (11 September 2011) --
Desert storm flushes Gadaffi from oasis of dictator chic (25 September 2011) --
Brutal retaliation (23 October 2011) --
Libya keeps silence over vampire dictator's grave (30 October 2011) --
SYRIA --
"Bombs fell like rain. You could only pray" (5 February 2012) --
A vet is only hope for Syrian wounded (19 February 2012) --
Final dispatch from Homs, the battered city (19 February 2012) --
Marie Colvin: the last assignment / by Jon Swain (26 February 2012) --
"Reports of my survival have been exaggerated" / by Alan Jenkins.
Responsibility: Marie Colvin.

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