WHAT'S A WOMAN DOING HERE? by Dickey Chappelle


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This embodies the basic training of a photographer-reporter and is a record of her suppressive personal achievements. A first hero-worship of Admiral Byrd, a dedication to flying, and, from Wisconsin, to M. I. T., the author zero-ed up and down in her decisions until the camera, with marriage to her photography teacher, and writing kept her in harness. The early of objectives -- covering a flood, an air circus, chaperoning beauty queens to was concentrated by the war and two lima, with the Marines, aboard a hospital ship and publicizing blood transfusions, Okinawa and the protection she induced (with embarrassment). Work for Research Institute of America and International Rescue Committee with refugees and deliveries of penicillin to Hungary ended in capture by a Russian patrol and prison, which took in 38 days of solitary confinement under Communist secret police and a trial that -- to her disbelief -- freed her. Then Algeria, and Lebanon, and a tour with Castro, with a wind-up on a parachuting mission, give this far-footed gal a wide-angle, and close-focus, exposure to wars, revolutions, suffering, and an education in principles. The pages of photographs will head this for a very public domain.

Publisher: Morrow