The Girl in the Picture: The Story of Kim Phuc, the Photograph, and the Vietnam War, Chong, Denise

The Girl in the Picture: The Story of Kim Phuc, the Photograph, and the Vietnam War

Authors: Chong, Denise
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: HIS027070, BIO006000, PHO015000
ISBN: 9781440684128, Related ISBNs: 0140280219, 067088040X, 144068412X, 9780140280210, 9780670880409
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 400
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: On June 8, 1972, nine-year-old Kim Phuc, severely burned by napalm, ran from her blazing village in South Vietnam and into the eye of history. Her photograph-one of the most unforgettable images of the twentieth century-was seen around the world and helped turn public opinion against the Vietnam War.

This book is the story of how that photograph came to be-and the story of what happened to that girl after the camera shutter closed. Award-winning biographer Denise Chong's portrait of Kim Phuc-who eventually defected to Canada and is now a UNESCO spokesperson-is a rare look at the Vietnam War from the Vietnamese point-of-view and one of the only books to describe everyday life in the wake of this war and to probe its lingering effects on all its participants.

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