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Face of War
     

Face of War

by Martha Gellhorn
 

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Martha Gellhorn (1908-1998) was a war correspondent for nearly fifty years. From the Spanish Civil War in 1937 through the wars in Central America in the mid-eighties, her candid reports reflected her feelings for people no matter what their political ideologies, and the openness and vulnerability of her conscience. "I wrote very fast, as I had to," she says,

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Martha Gellhorn (1908-1998) was a war correspondent for nearly fifty years. From the Spanish Civil War in 1937 through the wars in Central America in the mid-eighties, her candid reports reflected her feelings for people no matter what their political ideologies, and the openness and vulnerability of her conscience. "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." Whether in Java, Finland, the Middle East, or Vietnam, she used the same vigorous approach. Collected here together for the first time, The Face of War is what The New York Times called "a brilliant anti-war book."

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Library Journal
★ 01/01/2016
War correspondent Gellhorn reported from battlefronts for nearly 50 years. The Spanish Civil War, Vietnam, the Panama Invasion, she reported on them all firsthand and in vivid detail. This amazing, grim memoir demonstrates how people in war can come to represent ideals, even though their beliefs may be as varied as their personalities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871132116
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
392,823
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.91(d)

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