Posted by: irenesroth | August 4, 2014

Book Review: First Published on Blogcritics

Under the Wire: Marie Colvin’s Last Assignment
By: Paul Conroy

This is a war book which is very sad. It is a story told by journalists and photographers who put their lives in jeopardy to keep the world informed of the reality of war. Conroy tells the story very vividly. The reader will become aware of some of the horrors perpetuated by Syrian people in the hands of their own government. And poor Marie paid the highest price to show everyone how desperate life could be in Syria.

War really is upsetting to me. It baffles me that at no time in our history have we been so riddled with wars, big and small. It would be nice if war didn’t exist and if people didn’t have to die in wars. But that is probably never going to be our reality.

Under the Wire will give the reader a lot of food for thought and it will help the reader understand the situation in Syria. It reads much like a novel with its adventure and drama, despite the fact that it really is a memoir.

I don’t usually like war stories, but I was glued to the pages of the story since I started reading the book. I was overwhelmed by sadness at some of the atrocities that people have to endure for our freedom. I am honored to have all of them keeping us safe.

I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in history and wars. It is a fine read and it is wonderfully written.

Rating: 4 Stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

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