As a journalist, gellhorn covered every military conflict from the Spanish Civil War to Vietnam and Nicaragua. Great product! With razor-sharp humor and exceptional insight into place and character, she tells of a tense week spent among dissidents in Moscow; long days whiled away in a disused water tank with hippies clustered at Eilat on the Red Sea; and her journeys by sampan and horse to the interior of China during the Sino-Japanese War.
Travels with Myself and Another: A Memoir #ad - She also bewitched eleanor Roosevelt's secret love and enraptured Ernest Hemingway with her courage as they dodged shell fire together. Hemingway is, the unnamed "other" in the title of this tart memoir, in which Gellhorn describes her globe-spanning adventures, first published in 1979, of course, both accompanied and alone.
The Face of WarGrove Press #ad - I wrote very fast, “afraid that i would forget the exact sound, ” she says, smell, gestures, as I had to, words, which were special to this moment and this place. Whether in java, the middle East, or Vietnam, Finland, she used the same vigorous approach. Martha gellhorn was a fearless war correspondent for nearly fifty years and a leading journalistic voice of her generation.
Collecting the best of gellhorn’s pieces on foreign conflicts and now with a new introduction by Lauren Elkin, The Face of War is what the New York Times called “a brilliant anti-war book” and has become a classic. From the spanish civil war in 1937 through the wars in Central America in the mid-eighties, her candid reporting reflected her deep empathy for people no matter their political ideology, and the openness and vulnerability of her conscience.
GellhornPicador #ad - Louis in 1908 to her death in london in 1998, Cuba, Panama, the tall, glamorous blonde passed through Africa, and most of the great cities of Europe. G. She made friends easily-among them Eleanor Roosevelt, Leonard Bernstein, and H. Used book in Good Condition. 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. 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 WeeklyMartha 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.
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In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie ColvinFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - After growing up in a middle-class catholic family on long island, colvin studied with the legendary journalist John Hersey at Yale, and eventually started working for The Sunday Times of London, where she gained a reputation for bravery and compassion as she told the stories of victims of the major conflicts of our time.
Long-listed for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. An amazon best book of november, and one of the evening standard's books to Read in November"Now, thanks to Hilsum’s deeply reported and passionately written book, the Guardian Bookshop Book of November, Marie Colvin has the full accounting that she deserves.
In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin #ad - Joshua hammer, the new york timesthe inspiring and devastating biography of Marie Colvin, who was killed in Syria in 2012, the foremost war reporter of her generation, and whose life story also forms the basis of the feature film A Private War, starring Rosamund Pike as Colvin. In extremis, is a thrilling investigation into colvin’s epic life and tragic death based on exclusive access to her intimate diaries from age thirteen to her death, written by her fellow reporter Lindsey Hilsum, interviews with people from every corner of her life, and impeccable research.
She lost sight in one eye while in sri lanka covering the civil war, Kosovo, and repeatedly risked her life covering conflicts in Chechnya, interviewed Gaddafi and Arafat many times, East Timor, and the Middle East. Named a best book of 2018 by Esquire and Foreign Policy. Colvin lived her personal life in extremis, and complex, driven, she was married twice, drank and smoked, too: bold, took many lovers, and rejected society’s expectations for women.
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The Trouble I've Seen: Four Stories from the Great DepressionEland Publishing #ad - Fiction crafted with documentary accuracy, they vividly render the gradual spiritual collapse of the simple, desperate poverty, homely sufficiency of American life in the face of sudden unemployment, and hopelessness. They catch the mood of a generation `sucked into indifference' and of young men who no longer `believe in man or God, let alone private industry.
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A Stricken Field: A NovelUniversity of Chicago Press #ad - In 1938, before the munich pact, gellhorn visited Prague and witnessed its transformation from a proud democracy preparing to battle Hitler to a country occupied by the German army. Its writing is quick with movement and with sympathy; its people alive with death, if one can put it that way. Used book in Good Condition.
It leaves one with aching heart and questing mind. New york herald tribune “the translation of Gellhorn’s personal testimony into the form of a novel has. University Of Chicago Press. Force and point. Times literary Supplement Used book in Good Condition. Born out of this experience, a stricken field follows a journalist who returns to Prague after its annexation and finds her efforts to obtain help for the refugees and to convey the shocking state of the country both frustrating and futile.
A Stricken Field: A Novel #ad - . Martha gellhorn was one of the first—and most widely read—female war correspondents of the twentieth century. A brave, final novel. A convincing account of a people under the brutal oppression of the Gestapo, A Stricken Field is Gellhorn’s most powerful work of fiction. She is best known for her fearless reporting in Europe before and during WWII and for her brief marriage to Ernest Hemingway, but she was also an acclaimed novelist.
Shakespeare and Company, Paris: A History of the Rag & Bone Shop of the HeartShakespeare and Company Paris #ad - This book includes an illustrated adaptation of Beach’s memoir. Since whitman picked up the mantle, from jorge Luis Borges to Ray Bradbury, Shakespeare and Company has served as a home-away-from-home for many celebrated writers, A. M. University Of Chicago Press. A copiously illustrated account of the famed paris bookstore on its 65th anniversarythis first-ever history of the legendary bohemian bookstore in Paris interweaves essays and poetry from dozens of writers associated with the shop--Allen Ginsberg, Anaïs Nin, the daughter of the store’s founder, Robert Stone and Jeanette Winterson, including photographs of James Baldwin, among others--with hundreds of never-before-seen archival pieces, Ethan Hawke, William Burroughs and Langston Hughes, plus a foreword by the celebrated British novelist Jeanette Winterson and an epilogue by Sylvia Whitman, George Whitman.
Used book in Good Condition. Run by sylvia beach, it had been the meeting place for the Lost Generation and the first publisher of James Joyce’s Ulysses. The book has been edited by Krista Halverson, director of the newly founded Shakespeare and Company publishing house. George whitman opened his bookstore in a tumbledown 16th-century building just across the Seine from Notre-Dame in 1951, a decade after the original Shakespeare and Company had closed.
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Love and Ruin: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - Her work around the world. Mclain does an excellent job portraying a woman with dreams who isn’t afraid to make them real. University Of Chicago Press. New york times bestseller • the bestselling author of the paris wife brings to life the story of Martha Gellhorn—a fiercely independent, ambitious woman ahead of her time, who would become one of the greatest war correspondents of the twentieth century.
Named one of the best books of the year by the washington post • new york public library • bloomberg • real simplein 1937, twenty-eight-year-old Martha Gellhorn travels alone to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War and becomes drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in the devastating conflict.
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Praise for love and ruin“in this heart-tugging follow-up to The Paris Wife, we meet Martha Gellhorn, a correspondent during the Spanish Civil War, who was the third—and perhaps most intriguing—of Hemingway's wives. The title says it all.
The View from the GroundAtlantic Monthly Press #ad - University Of Chicago Press. Gellhorn's ability to get to the truth of a situation heard makes her writing transcend the short shelf life of most reportage. Used book in Good Condition. Shakespeare and Company Paris. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. First published in 1959, civil, the view from the ground presents over six decades of gellhorn's ruminations on political, and social issues and crises, but now offered in a revised and expanded edition, from a lynching in the American South in the 1930s through a recent visit to Cuba to see what is new and what remains the same in a country that is still off limits to most Americans.
Sophie Scholl and the White RoseOneworld Publications #ad - University Of Chicago Press. Used book in Good Condition. This updated edition includes a new preface and more photos. This is the gripping story of the five munich university students who set up an underground resistance movement in World War II, featured in the award-winning Oscar-nominated film, Sophie Scholl - The Final Days.
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Beautiful Souls: The Courage and Conscience of Ordinary People in Extraordinary TimesPicador #ad - University Of Chicago Press. Used book in Good Condition. Shakespeare and Company Paris. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. A fascinating study in the better angels of our nature. George packer, but what about its flip side, what impels ordinary people to defy the sway of authority and convention? Through these dramatic stories of unlikely resisters, The New YorkerA New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceHistory has produced many specimens of the banality of evil, Eyal Press' Beautiful Souls shows that the boldest acts of dissent are often carried out not only by radicals seeking to overthrow the system but also by true believers who cling with unusual fierceness to their convictions.
Drawing on groundbreaking research by moral psychologists and neuroscientists, this deeply reported work of narrative journalism examines the choices and dilemmas we all face when our principles collide with the loyalties we harbor and the duties we are expected to fulfill.