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s and titter to myself as I remembered her quirks and foibles. The worst part was writing the chapter when the house was attacked and Marie and Remi were killed. For months I had them back with me but, inevitably, in my mind I now had to kill them again. I put it of for a week or two, but one morning I woke and wrote that chapter in one sitting. In many ways writing the book was was like a gentle letting go of Marie, a long but sad farewell, not the short brutal horror in the ruins of Baba Amr where I never h


Bookviews "Anyone who has spent any time in a war zone, in combat, or just wondering what it is like will thoroughly enjoy this book. One might say they shared a foxhole or two together and the story he tells is gripping and a great tribute to his friend, a great journalist." Sunday Times "A fine and gripping account of how the brave, rackety band of war reporters and photographers bring the human consequences of war to our breakfast tables." The Times, UK "Paul Conroy's touching a tribute to the metier of reporting conflict...It's a touching, if heartbreaking story." Humphrey Hawksley, BBC "A masterpiece, possibly the finest account of war of this generation." Books Examiner "This is an eye-opening account of what journalists go through to tell the world about the atrocities going on in war-torn countries like Syria." Another Opinion David Remnick, The New Yorker "Colvin devoted her life--and gave her life--for the proposition that the truth of history demands witnesses. Her death, like that of so many others, is yet another reminder, as if any more were needed, that experience in the field is no shelter from disaster." Tom Fletcher, British ambassador to Lebanon "Paul's experience is a chilling testimony to what families in Homs are experiencing. We need renewed focus on humanitarian support and to put an end to violence." Booklist "In this tense, hour-by-hour account, he takes readers back to Syria and the events that led to their being behind the battle lines... Colvin was a significant voice in international journalism and will be sorely missed, and Conroy's account is unforgettable." Vanity Fair "In Under the Wire, Conroy relives their odyssey and its harrowing final hours." Publisher's Weekly "Conroy's visceral account is provides readers with a greater appreciation for the work of war correspondents and insight into the sacrifices they make."

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