REPORTING UNDER FIRE features the lives of sixteen female war correspondents and photojournalists who reported on conflicts from the first World War up to present day hot spots around the world. Before each woman’s story, there is a brief history of world events for the time period covered, a necessity for young YA readers who are still studying history and help for adult readers who may have forgotten or never learned some of the details of the conflicts. We find out more about these women and what they dealt with in their personal lives and how they balanced that with their work. It was interesting to read about Martha Gellhorn’s life as both a reporter and having been married to Ernest Hemingway and how that impacted her life and work.
A great read for anyone who enjoys history, and especially the history of feminism in the United States movement and the clever ways in which they broke into journalism proving a real war correspondent could be either male or female.
I borrowed this book from the Chicago Public Library and decided to review it here.
Reporting Under Fire: 16 Daring Women War Correspondents and Photojournalists (Women of Action) Hardcover – June 1, 2014