Blood & Champagne: The Life and Times of Robert Capa

Pan Macmillan, 31 mai 2012 - 320 pages

A wonderfully rich and evocative biography of the great war photographer, Robert Capa, whose life was every bit as dramatic as the pictures he took.A Hungarian, Capa was driven from his country by political oppression and became the greatest war photographer of his generation with his work during the Spanish Civil War. His work during WWII made him a legend as he covered many of the significant moments of the war, crossing the Atlantic with the first convoys, enduring the London Blitz and following the Allies through North Africa, Italy and then the liberation of France. Founder of Magnum, he was one of the earliest casualties of what would become the Vietnam war, being killed in IndoChina in 1954. Friend of Hemingway, Gary Cooper, Gene Kelly, John Huston, lover of Ingrid Bergman, he is one of the great figures of the twentieth century.

'A tale rich with intrigue, love, lust, lies and betrayal...I loved this book' Janine di Giovanni

'Ambition, integrity and courage were intertwined in Capa, as Alex Kershaw persuades in this elegant biography ...a spellbinding portrait of his gypsy life.' Sunday Times

'Packed with good stories, and snappily written, Blood and Champagne is as full of life as the man it celebrates.' Observer

'Remarkably fine' Daily Telegraph

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BLOOD AND CHAMPAGNE: The Life and Times of Robert Capa

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Fast-paced biography of the daredevil war photographer who died in combat at age 40.Kershaw (Jack London, 1998) relies heavily on Robert Capa's 1947 memoir Slightly Out of Focus and the Richard Whelan ... Consulter l'avis complet

Blood and champagne: the life and times of Robert Capa

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As the title of this fine biography suggests, Robert Capa's life represented a curious blend of danger and glamour. One of the most highly celebrated war photographers of the century, Capa (1914-54 ... Consulter l'avis complet

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À propos de l'auteur (2012)

Alex Kershaw is the author of the widely acclaimed and best-selling books, The Bedford Boys and The Longest Winter, as well as two biographies: Jack London, and Blood and Champagne: The Life and Times of Robert Capa. His latest book is The Few. He has been a journalist and screenwriter in Britain and now lives in Bennington, Vermont.

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