Robert Capa Slightly Out Of Focus Original 1947 HC DJ

Slightly Out Of Focus
Robert Capa
Photographs Robert Capa

Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: New York: Henry Holt and Company
Date Published: 1947
Description: New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1947. 7 inches x 9-1/2 inches. Cloth covered hardback. With the hard to find dust jacket. First edition. Good plus in flawed dust jacket. Autobiography of Robert Capa with many photographs. 243 pages. Orange cloth with black lettering on spine. Out of Print. As Capa once said: "If your pictures are no good, you're not close enough." Capa was close enough during the Spanish Civil War to lose his girlfriend, close enough on D-Day and through-out the rest of the WWII and then close enough in Vietnam to be killed by a land mine. He was the model of the swash buckling photojournalist. Slightly Out of Focus is a contradiction in terms, being the natural climax of a special kind of publishing achievement at the same time that it is a completely different sort of book. Henry Holt and Company published the three top reporters of World War II; Ernie Pyle, who wrote the war, Bill Mauldin, who drew it, and Bob Capa, who photographed it and wrote about it too. This is not a book of photographs with captions. These are the hundreds of pictures Bob Capa took throughout the fighting. They have been
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