from Bakerbooks :
2004/09 - Paperback
Owl Books (NY)
|Gellhorn: A Twentieth-Century Life |
By Moorehead, Caroline
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, galamorous 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 most prominent and defining women of our times.