Martha Gellhorn: a life

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Chatto & Windus, Oct 23, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 550 pages
A magnificent new biography of Martha Gelhorn, the war correspondent, whose reporting (from the Spanish Civil War to Vietnam) made her a legend, and whose stormy marriage to Ernest Hemingway made her infamous.

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User Review  - Tinamonster - LibraryThing

I really loved this book. I was entirely charmed with the woman and the writing kept up as well as it could with her despite the fact that she never seemed to rest. She's a woman who celebrates her strength, both physical and emotional. Read full review

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User Review  - etxgardener - LibraryThing

I got this book from the library after I watched the HBO movie, "Hemingway & Gellhorn" because I wanted to know more about her life. Martha Gellhorn was an intelligent, brave, and ultimately, mostly ... Read full review


Chapter One A Talking Childhood
Chapter Two In Search of a Hero

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The author of numerous biographies and works of history, including "Gellhorn" and "Human Cargo", Caroline Moorehead has also written for "The Telegraph", "The Times", and "The Independent". The cofounder of a legal advice center for asylum seekers from Africa, she divides her time between England and Italy.

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