Blood and Champagne : The Life and Times of Robert Capa (Reprint)

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Blood and Champagne : The Life and Times of Robert Capa (Reprint)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 298 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780306813566
  • DDC分類 B

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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.

Table of Contents

        List of Illustrations                      xi
Acknowledgements xiv
Three Thousand Miles From Omaha 1 (4)
Conversation in Budapest 5 (10)
Barbarians at the Gate 15 (7)
The Man Who Invented Himself 22 (11)
The Passionate War 33 (5)
`The Falling Soldier' 38 (10)
`La Paquena Rubena' 48 (18)
`The 400 Million' 66 (7)
The Final Defeat 73 (9)
Splendid Isolation 82 (8)
Muddling Through 90 (8)
The Desert 98 (9)
It's a Tough War 107(9)
The Longest Day 116(16)
The Bocage 132(12)
Victory 144(14)
`Here's Looking At You, Kid' 158(9)
The End of the Affair 167(10)
Back in the USSR 177(15)
The New Look 192(9)
A Road of Death 201(13)
The Realm of the Senses 214(11)
How Can I Be Old? 225(16)
Forward Lies the Delta 241(11)
Epilogue: The Legend 252(4)
Notes 256(21)
Bibliography 277(13)
Index 290