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  • Published: 1 October 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099284017
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $27.99

Martha Gellhorn

A Life




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Martha Gellhorn was a fearless reporter and her despatches from the front made her a legend, yet her private life was often messy and volcanic. Her determination to be a war correspondent - and her conspicuous success - contributed to the breakdown of her already stormy marriage to Ernest Hemingway. Gellhorn'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, whilst producing some of her finest writing. All her life, Martha's battles were fought against injustice, and she always captured the human story.

  • Pub date: 1 October 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099284017
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Author

Caroline Moorehead

Caroline Moorehead is the biographer of Bertrand Russell, Freya Stark, Iris Origo and Martha Gellhorn. Her biography of Lucie de la Tour du Pin, Dancing to the Precipice, was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award in 2009, and her most recent book, Village of Secrets, was a Sunday Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.

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