My Life and Lens: The Story of a Marine Corps Combat Correspondent

My Life and Lens: The Story of a Marine Corps Combat Correspondent

by USMC Retired Bowen


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ISBN-13: 9781532016479
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/20/2017
Pages: 412
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

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My Life and Lens: The Story of a Marine Corps Combat Correspondent 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I met Bob Bowen through the Sons of the American Revolution (the SAR). I did not know him during his career in the Marines. Bob and I used to fight all the time -- I don't even remember about what, but I do remember wondering why. One day, it hit me. Bob is a Marine, and I'm Irish -- we are bound to fight, unless we get make an effort not to. Once I accepted that Bob's whole approach to life is filtered though his experience and identity as a Marine, I came to understand him, to accept him, and genuinely to like him. I also discovered that beneath his very tough, Marine exterior is a man with a big heart, a man who is kind and considerate of others, fiercely patriotic and loyal, and remarkably sentimental. (He will probably want to kill me for writing this.) Bob's character comes through in My Life and Lens -- his dedication to the Corps and to his country, his insight, his toughness, his thoughtfulness. Reading My Life and Lens, I learned things about Bob I never knew, and I came to respect him even more than I did before. I also learned more about the Vietnam conflict than I ever knew. Bob is a natural story teller, both visually and with words. His narrative is compelling and quite moving. They should make a feature film based on this book. Anyone who has any interest in photojournalism, in the Vietnam War, or in late 20th century American history, needs to read this book. After reading My Life and Lens, all I could think was God bless the Marines! God bless Bob Bowen! Joseph W. Dooley, President General (2013-2014), National Society, Sons of the American Revolution