The View from the Ground by Martha Gellhorn

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First published in 1959, but now offered in a revised and expanded edition, The View from the Ground presents over six decades of Gellhorn's ruminations on political, civil, and social issues and crises, from a lynching in the American South in the 1930s through a recent visit to Cuba to see what is new and what remains the same in a country that is still off limits to most Americans. Gellhorn's ability to get to the truth of a situation heard makes her writing transcend the short shelf life of most reportage.
 

About Martha Gellhorn

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Martha Gellhorn, the renowned war correspondent and peacetime journalist, is the author of "The Face of War" and "The View from the Ground," Her much-admired fiction includes "Weather in Africa" and "Honeyed Peace: Stories.
 
Published January 1, 1988 by Atlantic Monthly Press. 432 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics. Fiction

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London Review of Books

Seventy years later, her war dispatches, fiction, travel writing and the peacetime journalism – collected here – bear witness to a lifetime of wanderlust.

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