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The Resource The five o'clock follies : what's a woman doing here, anyway? : a novel, Theasa Tuohy

The five o'clock follies : what's a woman doing here, anyway? : a novel, Theasa Tuohy

Label
The five o'clock follies : what's a woman doing here, anyway? : a novel
Title
The five o'clock follies
Title remainder
what's a woman doing here, anyway? : a novel
Statement of responsibility
Theasa Tuohy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Theasa Tuohy captures the essence of what drives those who go into war armed only with a camera, notebook, and pen. Set during the period of the Tet offensive in 1968 Vietnam, Theasa Tuohy{u2019}s novel explores the difficulties of being a female reporter in a war zone during that long ago time when 2gals3 were never assigned overseas. And when no one had cell phones, instant images or satellite feeds. The occasional women who did show up were freelancers who had bought their own plane tickets. At a time when women rarely dreamed beyond careers as nurses, teachers or secretaries and certainly not as news reporters, a tall, enigmatic redhead arrives in Saigon. She is an object of great interest to the male correspondents, one of whom reports she arrived at Tan Son Nhut Airport wearing 2high heeled bikini shoes.3 Few take her seriously as a reporter. To most, she is a trifle, a bobble, a lagniappe. Angela Martinelli survives a chopper crash, spends several days in the bunkers of the so-called Alamo Hilton during the siege of Khe Sanh, is captured briefly by the Viet Cong while trying to make her own way to the battle of Hue after being refused a hop on a military chopper because she isn{u2019}t male, and finally is badly wounded when a jeepload of other correspondents are killed in Cholon, the Chinese quarter of Saigon. Her life, loves and struggle to prove herself chronicle the deterioration of the war, the strategic battles around the Tet offensive, and the conflict raging back home over the conduct of the war. Not since Graham Greene has anyone captured so well the tedium and terror of reporting on war.--Provided by publisher
Awards note
Indie Excellence Finalist Book Award, 2013.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tuohy, Theasa
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3620.U59
LC item number
F58 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women journalists
  • Americans
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Americans
  • Press coverage
  • Women journalists
  • Vietnam
Label
The five o'clock follies : what's a woman doing here, anyway? : a novel, Theasa Tuohy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A novel of the press in Vietnam"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
774863937
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9780984779918
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012001339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
MU: Libraries copy signed by author.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)774863937
Label
The five o'clock follies : what's a woman doing here, anyway? : a novel, Theasa Tuohy
Publication
Note
"A novel of the press in Vietnam"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
774863937
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9780984779918
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012001339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
MU: Libraries copy signed by author.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)774863937

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