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By Yasutsune Hirashiki,Terry Irving,Ted Koppel

"On The Frontlines of the tv warfare is the tale of Yasutsune ""Tony"" Hirashiki's ten years in Vietnam—beginning while he arrived in 1966 as a tender freelancer with a 16mm digital camera yet with no task or the slightest take hold of of English and finishing within the irritating fall of Saigon in 1975 whilst he was once actually thrown on one of many final flights out.

His memoir has the entire fascinating stories of peril, worry, and shut calls because the better of conflict memoirs however it is basically a narrative of very actual and but awesome humans: the warriors who fought, bled, and died, and the newshounds and photographers who went correct to the frontlines to checklist their tales and memorialize their sacrifice. the good books approximately Vietnam journalism were approximately print journalists, nonetheless photographers, and tv correspondents but when this was once actually the 1st “television war,” then it's time to listen the tale of the cameramen who shot the images and the journalists who wrote the tales that the common American witnessed day-by-day of their dwelling rooms.

An award-winning sensation whilst it was once published in Japan in 2008, this publication been thoroughly re-created for a global viewers. In 2008, the japanese version used to be released by means of Kodansha in hardback volumes and titled ""I desired to Be Capa."" It received the 2009 Oya Soichi Nonfiction Award-a prize often reserved for far more youthful writers—and Kodansha nearly doubled their preliminary print run to satisfy the call for. In that interval, he used to be interviewed greatly, a documentary used to be filmed during which he again to the folks and areas of his wartime adventure, and a dramatization of his booklet was once written and offered on NHK Radio. A Kodansha paperback was once released in 2010 with an preliminary printing of 17,000 copies and maintains to promote at a good pace.

""Tony Hirashiki is a necessary piece of the basis on which ABC used to be equipped. From the day he approached the Bureau leader in Saigon with a observe pinned to his blouse announcing he may perhaps shoot photographs to the nervous afternoon of September 11 after we misplaced him within the cave in of the dual Towers (and he emerged lined in airborne dirt and dust clutching his invaluable beta tapes,) Tony said the inside track along with his digital camera and in doing so, he introduced the reality in regards to the very important occasions of our day to thousands of Americans."" David Westin, Former President of ABC News

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