The View from the Ground

Author(s): Martha Gellhorn
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Dec 09, 2014
Product Number: EB00640730
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802191175
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
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An anthology spanning six decades of on-the-scene journalism from "one of the most eloquent witnesses of the twentieth century" (Bill Buford, Granta). For nearly sixty years, Martha Gellhorn traveled the globe to report on the tumult and extremity of life in the twentieth century. The View from the Ground, as Gellhorn explains, "is a selection of articles written during six decades; peace-time reporting. That is to say, the countries in the background were at peace at the moment of writing; not that there was peace on earth." Included here are accounts of America during the Depression, Israel and Palestine in the 1950s, post-Franco Spain, protests at the White House, domestic life in Africa, and Gellhorn's return to Cuba after a forty-one-year absence—among many other topics. Informed by the horrors of fascism in Spain and Germany, the modern terror in Central America, and by the courage of those who stand up to the thugs both in an out of government, The View from the Ground is a singular act of testimony that, like its companion volume, The Face of War, is "an eloquent, unforgettable history of a chaotic century" (San Francisco Chronicle).