Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
The Girl in the Picture The Story of Kim Phuc, the Photograph, and the Vietnam War cover
  • ISBN: 9780140280210
  • ISBN10: 0140280219

The Girl in the Picture the Story of Kim Phuc, the Photograph, and the Vietnam War

by Denise Chong

  • List Price: $17.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Publish date: 08/01/2001
used Add to Cart $1.96
You save: 88%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $11.46
You save: 33%
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
Description
On June 8, 1972, nine year old Kim Phuc, severely burned by napalm, ran from her burning village and into the eye of history. Her photograph, seen around the world, helped turn public opinion against the War and is one of a handful of images that remained branded in the memory of all who lived through the Vietnam years. This book is the story of how that photograph came to be -- but also, what happened to Kim Phuc after it was taken. It opens up to American readers an unknown world -- the world of Vietnam after the American army left. Kim becomes a pawn in the Communist regime's propaganda campaign, even as her own family fights a losing battle to support themselves in a physically and economically devastated country, now plagued with corruption. Kim's recovery and rehabilitation is long and arduous, and she is eventually sent first to the Soviet Union, then Germany, and finally Cuba, before defecting to Canada. Denise Chong has written one of the only detailed, humanistic accounts of everyday life in the wake of this war as well as a meditation on the aftermath of celebrity, and the power of an image.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Better World Books West

Location: Mishawaka, IN
Very Good
Ships from Reno, NV. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
$1.96
bacobooks

Location: Garden Grove, CA
Very Good
Shipping Icon
$2.23
AwesomeBooksUSA

Location: Valley Cottage, NY
Very Good
This book is in very good condition. The cover may have some limited signs of
[...]
$3.33
AwesomeBooksUSA

Location: Valley Cottage, NY
Good
Book in good or better condition. Dispatched same day from US or UK warehouse.
$3.33
HPB Inc.

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$3.37
HPB-Ruby

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$3.37
HPB-Movies

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$3.37
One Planet Books

Location: Columbia, MO
Good
Ships same day or next business day! UPS shipping available (Priority Mail
[...]
$3.51
HPB-Ruby

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$3.93
HPB-Sapphire

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$3.93
8trax Media

Location: Mansfield, MA
Very Good
Shipping Icon
Good shape with typical wear. Pages are unmarked and sharp. Paperback Used-Very Good 2001Reissue.
$4.15
Half Price Books Inc

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$4.21
HPB Inc.

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$4.50
HPB-Diamond

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$4.50
Half Price Books Inc

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$4.50
HPB-Sapphire

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$4.50
HPB-Emerald

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$4.50
HPB-Diamond

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$5.47
Magers and Quinn Booksellers

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Very Good
Shipping Icon
Light to moderate shelf wear. Complete. No apparent underlining/highlighting.
$7.13
GREEN STREET BOOKS

Location: San Mateo, CA
New
Shipping Icon
0140280219.
$7.26
Sixth Chamber, Inc

Location: St. Paul, MN
Good
Penguin Books 1999. Loose Binding. Good Condition per Guidelines. Cover Creased. Light Wear. Unless Listed in this decription, VG or Better.
$7.83
Half Price Books Inc

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$7.86
Readers Forum

Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Very Good
Shipping Icon
Next day shipping using recycled materials. If there's a problem, we'll make it right!
$7.87
readmybooks

Location: Artesia, CA
Ask seller a question
Acceptable
IMP: Acceptable- Do not include ACCESS CODE, CD-ROM or companion materials
[...]
$8.09
readmybooks

Location: Artesia, CA
Ask seller a question
Acceptable
IMP: Used Good- Used items do not include CD-ROM, ACCESS CODE or companion
[...]
$9.07
Ergodebooks

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$9.10