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Lost Over Laos A True Story Of Tragedy, Mystery, And Friendship by Horst Faas, Richard Pyle
  

Lost Over Laos A True Story Of Tragedy, Mystery, And Friendship

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Lost Over Laos A True Story Of Tragedy, Mystery, And Friendship by Horst Faas, Richard Pyle

In 1971, as American forces hastened their withdrawal from Vietnam, a helicopter was hit by enemy fire over Laos and exploded in a fireball, killing four top combat photographers: Larry Burrows of Life magazine, Henri Huet of Associated Press, Kent Potter of United Press International, and Keisaburo Shimamoto of Newsweek. The remoteness of the crash site made a recovery attempt impossible. When the war ended four years later, the war zone was sealed off and the helicopter incident faded from the headlines. But two journalist colleagues-the authors of this book-returned to Laos twenty-seven years later to resolve mysteries about the crash and pay homage to their lost friends.

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A solid addition to the shelf of books about the Vietnam War....


About the Author

Richard Pyle covered the Vietnam War for the Associated Press for nearly five years and was bureau chief in Saigon from 1970 to 1973. Now based in New York, he covers politics and breaking news for the AP.

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Book Info

Publication date

11th February 2004

Author

Horst Faas, Richard Pyle

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Publisher

Da Capo Press Inc an imprint of INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Asian history

ISBN

9780306812514

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