A Leading Lady of Journalism

From a Wall Street Journal bookshelf column by Charlotte Gray headlined “A Leading Lady of Journalism”:

The life of Dickey Chapelle reads like a Hollywood movie. A pearl-earringed photojournalist and war correspondent confounds all stereotypes, breaking stories and outdoing the U.S. Marines in bravery; she is honored by freedom fighters, consulted by Pentagon brass and rewarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom before retiring to an emeritus professorship.