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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Photojournalism, 7 Jun 2013
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This review is from: Larry Burrows: Vietnam (Hardcover)
An excellent book full of amazing photos.

Definitely a coffee table book but with a good balance of information and Photos.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Larry Burrows in his element!, 4 Mar 2012
This review is from: Larry Burrows: Vietnam (Hardcover)
I believe this to be one of the best photojournalism books available on the subject of the Vietnam War that you can get! Not only have the photographs been taken by one of the two best War Photographers in the World at the time but the accompanying text relates a story with them.
The quality of the book is superb and at the rear is an index to the photographs, most of which have never been seen before.
This sadly was to be Burrows last enterprise before he was in the helicopter that was shot down with his 3 photographic colleagues, and others, over Laos in '71. That day the World lost a great photographer and person. This book as least shows the former.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Harrowing Images from a Tragic War, 4 April 2006
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Firstly, I'd like to make it clear that I do not own this book; I chose to rate it a 5 only under duress from Amazon. Rather, I have seen many of the stark and harrowing images that feature in this publication at the War Remnants exhibit in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam. In many ways the first technicolour war, the US-Vietnam conflict was reported by a free western press as no other before it (and given the freedom-curbing measures of the US military and US media's compliance during the Iraq invasion, perhaps since too). However, it was not the pen that proved to be mightier than the sword (or the machine gun), but rather the still image. Larry Burrows did not live to see the end of the Vietnam war his lenses almost came to define; he was killed in a helicopter crash in 1971 while on assignment for LIFE magazine along with another photographer whose work is of comparable quality, Henri Huet. Burrows' technically-brilliant images of the conflict are arguably definitive - and are certainly among the most memorable of this tragic chapter of 20th century history. For saddening, unforgettable glimpses of what was life - and death - for the poor individuals caught up in it, look no further.
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