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The Girl in the Picture: The Story of Kim Phuc, Whose Image Altered the Course of the Vietnam War
The Girl in the Picture: The Story of Kim Phuc, Whose Image Altered the Course of the Vietnam War by Denise Chong 067088040X 9780670880409
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The Girl in the Picture: The Story of Kim Phuc, Whose Image Altered the Course of the Vietnam War by Denise Chong

On June 8, 1972, a photograph flashed over the wire of a nine-year-old girl, running naked in terror down a highway after a misplaced napalm strike on her village in South Vietnam. Known the world over as the napalm girl in the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph, Kim Phuc was but one victim of many in a war that was ending for America as it brought its last troops home less than a year later. When the northern Communists won the war in 1975, Kim Phuc was only the girl in the picture; her identity and whereabouts in Vietnam unknown even to the new regime.This is the story of Kim Phucs struggle to reclaim first her badly burned body and then to wrest control from those seeing her as a public symbol. It culminates in her escape to the West in 1992, where she is UNESCOs Honorary Ambassador. Denise Chong gives Kims story the same sensitive treatment she gave her memoir, The Concubines Children--hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle for its honesty and courage and by The New York Times as beautiful, haunting and wise. The Girl in the Picture will grip a nation still fascinated by the war and the photograph still etched on its psyche.

Author: Denise Chong

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 288

Publisher: Viking Adult

Publication Date: 2000-08-07

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