A war correspondent’s letters view conflict up close
Echoes of Violence:
Letters from a War Reporter
by Carolin Emcke
Princeton University Press
$24.95 List Price
Perhaps the most romanticized figure in the world is the male war correspondent. Scruffy, haunted, he walks the wreckage alone in battered—but good—European shoes. He smokes (if he's not American). He has trouble with commitment. Yet his female counterpart cuts a different profile. At his age, she'll seem leathery and lonely. It's better that she doesn't smoke.
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