Martha Gellhorn


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Martha Ellis Gellhorn (8 November 1908 – 15 February 1998) was an American novelist, travel writer, and journalist, considered by the London Daily Telegraph, among others, to be one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th century. She reported on virtually every major world conflict that took place during her 60-year career. Gellhorn was also the third wife of American novelist Ernest ... more »

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  • ''I see mysteries and complications wherever I look, and I have never met a steadily logical person.''
    Martha Gellhorn (b. 1908), U.S. journalist, author. The Face of War, introduction (1959).
  • People may correctly remember the events of twenty years ago (a remarkable feat), but who remembers his fears, his disgusts, his tone of voice? It is like trying to bring back the weather of that time...
    Martha Gellhorn (b. 1908), U.S. journalist, author. "The War in Finland," introduction, The Face of War (1959, rev. 1986).
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