Overbooked by Elizabeth Becker
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“Elizabeth Becker resurrects the long-forgotten stories and enormous sacrifices made by a generation of women who paved the way for the rest of us. Elegant, angry and utterly engaging, it is a long overdue story about a small band of courageous and visionary women. You Don’t Belong Here is a masterpiece of a book.”— Rachel Louise Snyder, author of No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us. 

“Elizabeth Becker has gracefully weaved admiring but clear-eyed portraits of three remarkable women who reported from its front lines. At a time when most female journalists were relegated to covering food, family, and fashion, these fought for a chance to take on the biggest story of their day — recording both the courage and the human toll of war, earning the amazed respect of soldiers, and making an indelible contribution to our understanding of the war, then and now.”―Mark Bowden, author of BLACK HAWK DOWN and HUE68

“Every journalist should read this stunning book.  Actually everyone should. Elizabeth Becker has that rare ability to weave the fascinating stories of three ground-breaking, very different women journalists with a riveting history of the Vietnam War.  She challenges you to see who these women were in a place they allegedly didn’t belong, while describing what and how they witnessed it.”―Anne Garrels, foreign correspondent for NPR and author of NAKED IN BAGHDAD

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Friends in War

Over the years I have profiled people I have known in war and around war. In those dramatic moments, a person’s character comes out as rarely happens in peace.


Haven in War book cover

Something different:  HAVRE DE GUERRE (Haven in War)

By Jean-Francois Bouvet, is a book in French about the correspondents who covered the war in Cambodia.  As you can see from the cover, he  focuses on my reporting and the hotel where we lived. It’s an honor to be remembered in such a fine book, published by Fayard.

"Becker writes history as history should be written"—The Financial Times