In Extremis

In Extremis

The life of war correspondent Marie Colvin

Book Review

In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin
Lindsey Hilsum

The Super Bowl professional football championship is the single biggest sporting event in America. The television audience is enormous – some 100 million people watched the game this year – allowing the network to charge corporations $10 million a minute to air their advertisements. These ads famously try to convince the captive audience, through wit or sentimentality, to buy the beer or the car, the food or the skin cream, for sale.

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