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Blood and champagne : the life and times of Robert Capa

Author: Alex Kershaw
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Robert Capa, one of the finest photojournalist of the twentieth century, covered every major conflict from the Spanish Civil War to the beginnings of Vietnam. He risked his life again and again, most dramatically as the only photographer landing with the first wave on Omaha Beach on D-Day, and he created some of the most enduring images ever made with a camera. But the drama in Capa's life wasn't limited to one side  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Robert Capa
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Kershaw
ISBN: 0312315643 9780312315641
OCLC Number: 51769166
Description: xix, 298 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Conversation in Budapest --
2. Barbarians at the Gate --
3. The Man Who Invented Himself --
4. The Passionate War --
5. 'The Falling Soldier' --
6. 'La Paquena Rubena' --
7. 'The 400 Million' --
8. The Final Defeat --
9. Splendid Isolation --
10. Muddling Through --
11. The Desert --
12. It's a Tough War --
13. The Longest Day --
14. The Bocage --
15. Victory --
16. 'Here's Looking At You, Kid' --
17. The End of the Affair --
18. Back in the USSR --
19. The New Look --
20. A Road of Death --
21. The Realm of the Senses --
22. How Can I Be Old? --
23. Forward Lies the Delta --
Epilogue: The Legend
Responsibility: Alex Kershaw.
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Robert Capa, one of the finest photojournalist of the twentieth century, covered every major conflict from the Spanish Civil War to the beginnings of Vietnam. He risked his life again and again, most dramatically as the only photographer landing with the first wave on Omaha Beach on D-Day, and he created some of the most enduring images ever made with a camera. But the drama in Capa's life wasn't limited to one side of the lens. Born in Budapest as André Freidman, Capa fled political repression and anti-Semitism as a teenager by escaping to Berlin, where he first picked up a Leica and then witnessed the rise of Hitler. By the time his images of D-Day appeared in Life Magazine, he had become a legend, the first photographer to make his calling appear glamorous and sexy. In 1947, after a decade covering war, he founded a cooperative agency-Magnum-and in the process revolutionized the industry. For the first time, photographers would retain their own copyrights and negatives, and nearly half a century later, Magnum remains the most prestigious agency of its kind. By the time he died, at forty-one in 1954, he had become a colleague and confidant to writers Irwin Shaw, John Steinbeck, and Ernest Hemingway and director John Huston, and a seducer of several of his era's most alluring icons, including Ingrid Bergman. From Budapest in the twenties to Paris in the thirties, from post-war Hollywood to Stalin's Russia, and from New York in the fifties to Indochina, Blood and champagne is an extensive account of Capa's life and times. Based on extensive interviews with Capa's friends and contemporaries, as well as FBI and Soviet files and other previously unpublished materials, Alex Kershaw's biography is as compelling as its charismatic subject.

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