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Beautiful Exile: The Life of Martha Gellhorn

by Carl E. Rollyson

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Martha Gellhorn was the third-generation offspring of a family that had helped to establish their city's tradition on community service.
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Martha Gellhorn died in 1998, just shy of her 90"th" birthday. Well before her death, she had become a legend. As a reporter, she covered wars from Spain in the 1930s to Panama in the 1980s, and her travel books became classics. She took three husbands, including Ernest Hemingway, as well as many lovers, and her innumerable friends included Presidents Roosevelt and Kennedy. She was a tireless campaigner against tyranny and deprivation, and she continued to the end to be outraged at the perfidy of governments and contemptuous of those she considered phony and insincere. Gellhorn always resisted the idea of a biography, and it was only after her death that her friends felt free to speak to Carl Rollyson about her; the result is a book that does justice to a woman who lived life to the fullest, lived it on her own terms, and, in so doing, became an icon of her times.

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Martha Gellhorn died in February 1998, just shy of her 90th birthday. Well before her death, she had become a legend. She reported on wars from Spain in the 1930s to Panama in the 1980s, and her travel books are considered classics. Her marriage to Ernest Hemingway, affairs with legendary lovers like H. G. Wells, and her relationships with two presidents, Roosevelt and Kennedy, reflect her campaigns against tyranny and deprivation, as well as her outrage at the corruption and cruelty of modern governments. This controversial and acclaimed biography portrays a vibrant and troubled woman who never tired of fighting for causes she considered just.… (more)

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