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History Vietnam War

Girl in the Picture

by (author) Denise Chong

Publisher
Penguin Group Canada
Initial publish date
May 2006
Category
Vietnam War, Asian & Asian American, Photojournalism
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780143056201
    Publish Date
    May 2006
    List Price
    $24.00
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780670868179
    Publish Date
    Sep 1999
    List Price
    $35.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780140255539
    Publish Date
    Oct 2000
    List Price
    $21

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Finalist for the 2000 Governor General’s Award

By the author of the award-winning memoir The Concubine’s Children

On June 8, 1972, a nine-year-old girl, severely burned by napalm, ran from a misplaced air strike over her village in South Vietnam and into the eye of history. Her photograph—one of the most unforgettable images of the war and of the twentieth century—was seen around the world. The Girl in the Picture is at once a riveting personal story about Kim Phuc, a victim of war and later, under the Communist regime, a tool of propaganda, and a groundbreaking social history that offers a rare view of everyday life in Vietnam both during and after the war.

About the author

Denise Chong is an award-winning and internationally published author. The Girl In The Picture was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, as was her memoir, The Concubine’s Children. She lives in Ottawa with her husband and two children.

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