Review: In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin

by Lindsey Hilsum (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018)

International journalist Marie Colvin pushed the limits in her work and her personal life. Widely acknowledged as one of her generation’s top journalists, Colvin reported from some of the toughest conflict zones on the planet. Colvin was killed in action reporting from Homs, Syria in 2012. Marie Colvin’s heroic journey from the beginning of her life provides page-turning suspense. It’s only fitting that another journalist, Lindsey Hilsum, honors Colvin with this fascinating, detailed, 400-page biography. Hilsum writes with clarity and precise attention to details. She had access to Colvin’s personal journals and interviewed Colvin’s numerous friends, colleagues, editors, former husbands and lovers, and family members. Read the full review with extra "Beyond the Book" details on BookBrowse.

Karen Lewis