SLIGHTLY OUT OF FOCUS by Robert Capa

SLIGHTLY OUT OF FOCUS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The blithe, often brash, photo correspondent career of Robert Capa, who was an outstanding war photographer -- and who now makes the most of it in print. Hungarian born, Capa got an overseas assignment from Collier's in the same mail with his notification to turn in his cameras as an enemy alien. Hot-footing it to high authorities, he alcoholically expedited his visa to England, there joined up with Quentin Reynolds who acted as special pleader, on route did his famous pictures of the Battle of the Atlantic. This is the story of his action pictures in Africa, through the Sicilian campaign, with the Invasion (this time for Life) and on into Germany. On the side it is a close-up of correspondent concomitants, whiskey and poker, his love affair with Pinky, an English girl, who eventually got tired of waiting for a boy who just wouldn't settle down... The publishers have hopes of this as a Bill Mauldin successor; in that light it is infinitely more concerned with personal, rather than the war's conduct -- is certainly lighter toned and self-centered. With 100 photographs, it will make a very handsome book, as his work is superb.

Pub Date: Sept. 8th, 1947
ISBN: 0375753966
Publisher: Holt