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Blood And Champagne : The Life And Times Of Robert Capa - Alex Kershaw

Blood And Champagne

The Life And Times Of Robert Capa

Paperback Published: 26th May 2004
ISBN: 9780306813566
Number Of Pages: 336

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Robert Capa, one of the finest photojournalists and combat photographers of the twentieth century, covered every major conflict from the Spanish Civil War to the early conflict in Vietnam. Always close to the action, he created some of the most enduring images ever made with a camera--perhaps none more memorable than the gritty photos taken on the morning of D-Day.But the drama of Capa's life wasn't limited to one side of the lens. Born in Budapest as Andre Freidman, Capa fled political repression and anti-Semitism as a teenager by escaping to Berlin, where he first picked up a Leica camera. He founded Magnum, which today remains the most prestigious photographic agency of its kind. He was a gambler and seducer of several of his era's most alluring icons, including Ingrid Bergman, and his friends included Irwin Shaw, John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, and John Huston.From Budapest in the twenties to Paris in the thirties, from postwar Hollywood to Stalin's Russia, from New York to Indochina, "Blood and Champagne" is a wonderfully evocative account of Capa's life and times.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Three Thousand Miles From Omahap. 1
Conversation in Budapestp. 5
Barbarians at the Gatep. 15
The Man Who Invented Himselfp. 22
The Passionate Warp. 33
'The Falling Soldier'p. 38
'La Paquena Rubena'p. 48
'The 400 Million'p. 66
The Final Defeatp. 73
Splendid Isolationp. 82
Muddling Throughp. 90
The Desertp. 98
It's a Tough Warp. 107
The Longest Dayp. 116
The Bocagep. 132
Victoryp. 144
'Here's Looking At You, Kid'p. 158
The End of the Affairp. 167
Back in the USSRp. 177
The New Lookp. 192
A Road of Deathp. 201
The Realm of the Sensesp. 214
How Can I Be Old?p. 225
Forward Lies the Deltap. 241
Epilogue: The Legendp. 252
Notesp. 256
Bibliographyp. 277
Indexp. 290
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780306813566
ISBN-10: 0306813564
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 26th May 2004
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 15.3  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1