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The Girl in the Picture: The Remarkable Story of Vietnam's Most Famous Casualty
The Girl in the Picture: The Remarkable Story of Vietnam's Most Famous Casualty
by Denise Chong
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Once started you'll find this hard to put down., 20 Mar 2007
I remember seeing 'The girl in the Picture' when it first appeared as a photograph of the Viet Nam war in 1972 and shocked the world. In the following years, Kim, the girl in the picture, would crop up in the news -her new life - her charitable foundation etc. It was if the picture would never go away. The book takes you through a very moving story, a detailed and readable account of the war, and off course Kim herself and those who help her. You'd need a heart of stone not to be moved and might want to read it privately for I defy anyone not to shed a tear as they turn the pages. Don't get me wrong, this is not a 'weepy', just a very powerful non judgemental story. The reader makes their own judgement of the events. All these years later I'm glad I got round to reading about her.


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