This is the autobiography of the war photographer, Don McCullin, a life shaped by and committed to recording wars and revolutions. From the opening when McCullin recounts his feelings as an underprivileged child separated from his family during three wartime evacuations, through to the final irony of being fired by his editor, he has written a personal portrait of the post-war world. His reputation was established with "The Sunday Times" assignments in Vietnam, Biafra, Cambodia, Afghanistan and other places and in part this book is a tribute to colleagues sadly lost. He has continued to work as a photographer undertaking lifestyle assignments for magazines and colour supplements although his bitterness and resentment against the British authorities over his inability to gain a place with the Falklands Task Force underlines the emptiness of life away from the frontline.
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"McCullin handles much of the material culled from his war experiences like a seasoned thriller writer. His dialogue is convincing and sharp." -- "Observer" "Required reading if you want to know what real journalism is all about." -- "TLS"From the Publisher:
‘He has known all forms of fear, he’s an expert in it. He has come back from God knows how many brinks, all different. His experience in a Ugandan prison alone would be enough to unhinge another man – like myself, as a matter of fact – for good. He has been forfeit more times than he can remember, he says. But he is not bragging. Talking this way about death and risk, he seems to be implying quite consciously that by testing his luck each time, he is testing his Maker’s indulgence’ John Le Carré
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Book Description Vintage, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099915502