Martha Gellhorn

Martha Gellhorn was an American novelist, travel writer, and journalist, considered one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th century. She reported on virtually every major conflict that took place during her 60-year career.


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  1. 1. Travels With Myself And Another

    In this vivid memoir, a renowned journalist recounts her adventures across the globe during the mid-20th century, sharing tales of her journeys alongside a mysterious companion referred to as "another." With a sharp wit and a keen eye for detail, she navigates through various landscapes, from the treacherous terrains of China during the Sino-Japanese War to the unforgiving deserts of Africa. Her stories are filled with humor, humanity, and a relentless quest for truth, offering a window into the tumultuous world events of her time as well as a deeply personal narrative of a woman who lived fiercely and fearlessly, embracing the world with an insatiable curiosity.

    The 2388th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Face Of War

    "The Face of War" is a compelling collection of war correspondence by one of the 20th century's most famous war reporters. The book gathers firsthand reports from various major conflicts, including the Spanish Civil War, World War II, the Vietnam War, and the wars in Central America. Through vivid, unflinching prose, the author captures the human cost of war, focusing on the impact on soldiers and civilians alike. Her reports not only highlight the horrors and brutality of conflict but also the resilience and courage of the people she encounters. This collection serves as a poignant reminder of the personal stories behind the abstract facts of war.

    The 2406th Greatest Book of All Time