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"A brilliant anti-war book that is as fresh as if written for this morning. Seldom can a correspondent assemble past writings from various locations and watch a clear pattern emerge, yet her pieces fall into place in a grand design."-Herbert Mitgang, The New York Times
Martha Gellhorn was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1908. She was married to Ernest Hemingway from 1940 to 1946 and T. S. Matthews from 1954 to 1963. She was a war correspondent for Collier's Weekly of New York from 1937 to 1946 and for The Guardian of London from 1966 to 1967. In addition to her journalism, she wrote seven novels and four short-story collections. In 1958 she was the recipient of an O. Henry Award. Ms. Gellhorn lived most of her life in London.
Martha was a gutsy woman. She was also a gifted writer. I like her style, it is different than men write about conflict. Her perspective was a good read.Published 8 months ago by Don Roberto
Martha Gellhorn is a superb author. This book comprises articles written for weekly US magazines. She describes the action and reaction of both the military and the civilian... Read morePublished 11 months ago by G. A.
This curt bit of advice, from the Russian writer (and wife of the poet, Osip Mandelstam) Nadezdha Mandelstam, is one that Martha Gellhorn quotes at the conclusion of the chapter... Read morePublished 12 months ago by R. Russell Bittner
Brilliant writer. Too bad we dont have writers of her calibre writing today of the Iraq and Afghanistan and drone war to expose the hypocrisy.Published 17 months ago by Thelma Wheatley Orchard
It's quintessential Gellhorn: terse writing, immediate, makes you almost fell you are there, incredibly descriptive. Read morePublished on July 20, 2012 by Bruce M. Coleman
The "Face of War" is a collection of Gellhorn's reporting (magazine articles) from the Spanish Civil War, WW II, Vietnam, Java, Nicaragua and the six days war (Israel 1967). Read morePublished on December 6, 2011 by TR wilson
Extremely interesting book. Shows what war really means for the civilian population.
Makes you also want to read other books of this author.