Elizabeth Becker with Joni Balter
Award-winning journalist Elizabeth Becker - the author of When the War was Over: Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge Revolution and Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism, looks at the lives and work of three remarkable women who were international war correspondents. In You Don’t Belong Here: How Three Women Rewrote the Story of War (Public Affairs), she gives readers Kate Webb, Catherine Leroy, and Frances FitzGerald, three journalists coming from different countries, all in Vietnam in 1965 to cover the war there.
"Elizabeth Becker resurrects the long-forgotten stories and enormous sacrifices made by a generation of women who paved the way for the rest of us. Elegant, angry and utterly engaging, it is a long overdue story about a small band of courageous and visionary women. You Don’t Belong Here is a masterpiece of a book."—Rachel Louise Snyder.
“Every journalist should read this stunning book. Actually everyone should. Elizabeth Becker has that rare ability to weave the fascinating stories of three ground-breaking, very different women journalists with a riveting history of the Vietnam War. She challenges you to see who these women were in a place they allegedly didn't belong, while describing what and how they witnessed it.” —Anne Garrels.
We are delighted that appearing with Elizabeth Becker in this online program will be Joni Balter, esteemed Seattle journalist, editor, Seattle University scholar in residence, lecturer at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, and maestro of Seattle CityClub’s Civic Cocktail series.