The Face of War

The Face of War

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Martha Gellhorn (1908a€“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. a€œI wrote very fast, as I had to, a€ she says, a€œafraid that I would forget the exact sound, smell, words, gestures, which were special to this moment and this place.a€ 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€œa brilliant anti-war book.a€Thepicture frame wasnot ready, HernAindez could notget the wood.Wood is fordugouts and trenches, bridges, railroad ties, to propupbombed houses, to make artificial arms and legs, for coffins. Heusedto collect the fragments from destroyedanbsp;...

Title:The Face of War
Author:Martha Gellhorn
Publisher:Grove/Atlantic, Inc. - 2014-12-09


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