Fierce ambition : the life and legend of war correspondent Maggie Higgins
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New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, [2023].
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New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, [2023].
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396 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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"Marguerite Higgins was both the scourge and envy of the journalistic world. A longtime reporter for the New York Herald Tribune, she first catapulted to fame with her dramatic account of the liberation of Dachau at the end of World War II. Brash, beautiful, ruthlessly competitive, and sexually adventurous, she forced her way to the front despite being told the combat zone was no place for a woman. Her headline-making exploits earned her a reputation for bravery bordering on recklessness and accusations of "advancing on her back," trading sexual favors for scoops. While the Herald Tribune exploited her feminine appeal--regularly featuring the photogenic "girl reporter" on its front pages--it was Maggie's dogged determination, talent for breaking news, and unwavering ambition that brought her success from one war zone to another. Her notoriety soared during the Cold War, and her daring dispatches from Korea garnered a Pulitzer Prize for foreign correspondence--the first granted to a woman for frontline reporting--with the citation noting the unusual dangers and difficulties she faced because of her sex. A star reporter, she became part of the Kennedy brothers' Washington circle, though her personal alliances and politics provoked bitter feuds with male rivals, who vilified her until her untimely death."--Amazon.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Conant, J. (2023). Fierce ambition: the life and legend of war correspondent Maggie Higgins (First edition.). W. W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Conant, Jennet. 2023. Fierce Ambition: The Life and Legend of War Correspondent Maggie Higgins. W. W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Conant, Jennet. Fierce Ambition: The Life and Legend of War Correspondent Maggie Higgins W. W. Norton & Company, 2023.

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Conant, Jennet. Fierce Ambition: The Life and Legend of War Correspondent Maggie Higgins First edition., W. W. Norton & Company, 2023.

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