Gellhorn A Twentieth-Century Life

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ISBN-13: 9780805076967
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 9/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.430

The first major biography of legendary war correspondent Martha Gellhorn casts "a vivid spotlight on one of the most undercelebrated women of the 20th century" (Entertainment Weekly) Martha Gellhorn's heroic career as a reporter brought her to the front lines of virtually every significant international conflict between the Spanish Civil War and the end of the cold war; her wartime dispatches rank among the best of the century. From her birth in St. Louis in 1908 to her death in London in 1998, the tall, glamorous blonde passed through Africa, Cuba, Panama, and most of the great cities of Europe. She made friends easily-among them Eleanor Roosevelt, Leonard Bernstein, and H. G. Wells-but happiness often eluded her despite her professional success: both of her marriages ended badly, the first, to Ernest Hemingway, dramatically and publicly so. Drawn from extensive interviews and exclusive access to Gellhorn's papers and correspondence, this seminal biography spans half the globe and almost an entire century to offer an exhilarating, intimate portrait of one of the defining women of our times.

Caroline Moorehead is the biographer of Bertrand Russell, Freya Stark, Iris Origo and Martha Gellhorn. Well known for her work in human rights, she has published a history of the Red Cross and a book about refugees, Human Cargo. Her biography of Lucie de la Tour du Pin, Dancing to the Precipice, was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award in 2009. Caroline's most recent book was A Train in Winter. She lives in London.

Preface
A Talking Childhood
In Search of a Hero
A Little Hungry for a Long Time
The Trees Don't Grow Tall Enough
To War with the Boys
Only Kind People Should Be Kind
Flint and Steel
The Last Toughness of Youth
An Honorable Profession
The Pale Empty Color of the Future
Nothing with Mirrors
The Habit of Living
The Capital of My Soul
Stones on the Heart
I Act, Therefore I Am
The Sin of Unhappiness
Sources and Select Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Books by Martha Gellhorn
Index

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