The Girl in the Picture

The Girl in the Picture

The Kim Phuc Story

Book - 2000
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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.

Publisher: Toronto : Penguin, 2000, c1999
ISBN: 9780140255539
Branch Call Number: 959.7043 CHO
Characteristics: xvi, 373 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill. ;,22 cm


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