In 1942, a dashing young man who liked nothing so much as a heated game of poker, a good bottle of scotch, and the company of a pretty girl hopped a merchant ship to England. He was Robert Capa, the brilliant and daring photojournalist, and Collier's magazine had put him on assignment to photograph the war raging in Europe. In these pages, Capa recounts his terrifying journey through the darkest battles of World War II and shares his memories of the men and women of the Allied forces who befriended, amused, and captivated him along the way. His photographs are masterpieces -- John G. Morris, Magnum Photos' first executive editor, called Capa "the century's greatest battlefield photographer" -- and his writing is by turns riotously funny and deeply moving.
From Sicily to London, Normandy to Algiers, Capa experienced some of the most trying conditions imaginable, yet his compassion and wit shine on every page of this book. Charming and profound, Slightly Out of Focus is a marvelous memoir told in words and pictures by an extraordinary man.
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Series:||Modern Library War Series|
|Edition description:||MODERN LIB|
|Product dimensions:||5.31(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.49(d)|
About the Author
Cornell Capa is Robert Capa's younger brother. A distinguished photojournalist, he founded the International Center of Photography in New York City in 1974.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Robert Capa's style is humorous, yet serious and often gloomy. Still, his tale of WW II is one of the best written. It is a tale of a man who sacrifices everything for a few good photographs. Capa is often telling a tale from a civilian's point of veiw, unlike many other war novels. Scared half to death every day is what he had learned to expect and he wanted to be in the heart of the fighting. He is my ultimate hero and I would have really liked to meet him. Robert Capa's Slightly Out of Focus is one of my favorite books of all time.
The best bookI have ever read about war butmost of all aboutlife. Robert Capa is such an amazing human being.