martha gellhorn

Download Book Martha Gellhorn in PDF format. You can Read Online Martha Gellhorn here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Martha Gellhorn

Author : Caroline Moorehead
ISBN : 9781409079484
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 23. 13 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 581
Read : 748

Get This Book


Martha Gelhorn's journalism tracks many of the flashpoints of the twentieth century; as a young woman she witnessed the suffering of the American Depression and risked her life in the Spanish Civil War. Her dispatches from the front made her a legend, yet her private was often messy and volcanic. Her determination to be a war correspondent - and her conspicuous success - contributed to the breakdown of her infamously stormy marriage to Ernest Hemingway. In this mesmerising biography of a life that spanned the twentieth century, Moorehead reveals how passionately Martha fought against injustice, and how determined she was to catch the human story.

Travels With Myself And Another

Author : Martha Gellhorn
ISBN : 1440621578
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 31. 71 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 197
Read : 438

Get This Book


Now including a foreward by Bill Buford and photographs of Gellhorn with Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, Madame Chiang Kai-shek, Gary Cooper, and others, this new edition rediscovers the voice of an extraordinary woman and brings back into print an irresistibly entertaining classic. "Martha Gellhorn was so fearless in a male way, and yet utterly capable of making men melt," writes New Yorker literary editor Bill Buford. As a journalist, Gellhorn covered every military conflict from the Spanish Civil War to Vietnam and Nicaragua. She also bewitched Eleanor Roosevelt's secret love and enraptured Ernest Hemingway with her courage as they dodged shell fire together. Hemingway is, of course, the unnamed "other" in the title of this tart memoir, first published in 1979, in which Gellhorn describes her globe-spanning adventures, both accompanied and alone. 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.

The View From The Ground

Author : Martha Gellhorn
ISBN : 9781783782260
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 26. 20 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 495
Read : 288

Get This Book


Martha Gellhorn's peacetime dispatches bear witness to six decades of change: America in the Great Depression, the betrayal of Czechoslovakia, young Poles undaunted by their Communist government, the trial of Adolf Eichmann, Spain in the days after Franco's death, Cuba revisited after forty-one years. Here is history as it looked and felt to the people who lived through it. Intense, courageous and vividly readable, The View from the Ground is a remarkable act of testimony.

The Letters Of Martha Gellhorn

Author : Martha Gellhorn
ISBN : UOM:39015064710588
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 22. 22 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 707
Read : 789

Get This Book


"Martha Gellhorn was one of the most extraordinary of all war correspondents, and her career tracked many of the flashpoints of the twentieth century: the Depression in the American south in the 1930s; the Spanish Civil War; the Second World War in Europe; the D-Day landings and the Vietnam War. She lived with Ernest Hemingway on and off for eight years, and was married to him for four; and she numbered among her close friends Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the President of the United States; the writers H. G. Wells and Sybille Bedford; the photographer Robert Capa and the composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein." "Martha never kept a 'writer's compost heap' of diaries, but every day she wrote letters - to her mother, her sons, her lovers and friends - and these letters, read together, provide an immediate and intimate portrait of a remarkable life. Her letters have been selected and edited for publication by her biographer, Caroline Moorehead."--BOOK JACKET.

Hemingway On The China Front

Author : Peter Moreira
ISBN : 9781612343037
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 71. 66 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 778
Read : 1243

Get This Book


Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn had no idea of what they would discover when they set out for Hong Kong, China, and Burma in 1941. The husband-and-wife team of celebrity literati intended to report on the China-Japan war while honeymooning in the romantic Far East. What they found was a maddening, intriguing, colorful world of dictators and drunks, scoundrels and socialites, heroes and halfwits. And their trip proved to be the beginning of the end of their marriage. When the U.S. Treasury Department hired Ernest Hemingway as a spy in China in 1941, it awakened a new obsession in America's most adventuresome author. The great literary man of action reveled in being a government operative, while his journalist wife championed the anti-Japanese resistance of Chiang Kai-shek. Hemingway on the China Front is the first book to track Hemingway's progress as a spy in Asia during the war, defining his duties as he saw fit. Author Peter Moreira follows Hemingway and Gellhorn as they seek stories to file--and try to adapt to each other's strong egos--in dangerous, uncomfortable, exotic places in the throes of war. Well-versed in Asian history and culture, Moreira also adeptly provides context of time and place. All fans of Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn will want this book.

The Face Of War

Author : Martha Gellhorn
ISBN : 9780802191168
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 90. 48 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 352
Read : 339

Get This Book


A collection of “first-rate frontline journalism” from the Spanish Civil War to US actions in Central America “by a woman singularly unafraid of guns” (Vanity Fair). For nearly sixty years, Martha Gellhorn’s fearless war correspondence made her a leading journalistic voice of her generation. From the Spanish Civil War in 1937 through the Central American wars of the mid-eighties, Gellhorn’s candid reporting reflected her deep empathy for people regardless of their political ideology. Collecting the best of Gellhorn’s writing on foreign conflicts, and now with a new introduction by Lauren Elkin, The Face of War is a classic of frontline journalism by “the premier war correspondent of the twentieth century” (Ward Just, The New York Times Magazine). Whether in Java, Finland, the Middle East, or Vietnam, she used the same vigorous approach. “I wrote very fast, as I had to,” she says, “afraid that I would forget the exact sound, smell, words, gestures, which were special to this moment and this place.” As Merle Rubin noted in his review of this volume for The Christian ScienceMonitor, “Martha Gellhorn’s courageous, independent-minded reportage breaks through geopolitical abstractions and ideological propaganda to take the reader straight to the scene of the event.”

Selected Letters Of Martha Gellhorn

Author : Caroline Moorehead
ISBN : 1429900717
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 88. 4 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 118
Read : 1301

Get This Book


From Martha Gellhorn's critically acclaimed biographer, the first collected letters of this defining figure of the twentieth-century 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. While Gellhorn's wartime dispatches rank among the best of the century, her personal letters are their equal: as vivid and fascinating as anything she ever published. Gellhorn's correspondence from 1930 to 1996—chronicling friendships with figures as diverse as Eleanor Roosevelt, Leonard Bernstein, and H. G. Wells, as well as her tempestuous marriage to Ernest Hemingway—paint a vivid picture of the twentieth century as she lived it. Caroline Moorehead, who was granted exclusive access to the letters, has expertly edited this fascinating volume, providing prefatory and interstitial material that contextualizes Gellhorn's correspondence within the arc of her entire life. The letters introduce us to the woman behind the correspondent—a writer of wit, charm, and vulnerability. The result is an exhilarating, intimate portrait of one of the most accomplished women of modern times.

A Stricken Field

Author : Martha Gellhorn
ISBN : 9780226286952
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 29. 17 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 554
Read : 1054

Get This Book


Martha Gellhorn was one of the first—and most widely read—female war correspondents of the twentieth century. 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. 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. 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 convincing account of a people under the brutal oppression of the Gestapo, A Stricken Field is Gellhorn’s most powerful work of fiction. “[A] brave, final novel. Its writing is quick with movement and with sympathy; its people alive with death, if one can put it that way. 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 . . . force and point.”—Times Literary Supplement

Martha Gellhorn The War Writer In The Field And In The Text

Author : Kate McLoughlin
ISBN : 0719076366
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 53. 83 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 380
Read : 196

Get This Book


Martha Gellhorn was the doyenne of twentieth century war correspondence. Opinionated, honest and unafraid, she covered conflicts from the Spanish Civil War to Reagan's wars in Central America in the 1980s. This is the first critical study of her Second World War fiction and journalism.

His Own Man

Author : Martha Gellhorn
ISBN : UCAL:$B243068
Genre :
File Size : 88. 24 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 751
Read : 1139

Get This Book



Top Download:

Best Books