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The View from the Ground

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ISBN13: 9780871132123
ISBN10: 0871132125
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Presented for the first time aregs from the tinderboxes across the political horizons of Castro's Cuba, the chambers of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, and a small Mississippi town during the height of the civil rights movement. Atlantic Monthly Press.

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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.

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James Morgan, September 11, 2010 (view all comments by James Morgan)
Beauty, brains and heart...Martha Gellhorn has won my admiration in this retrospective of her writings over sixty-some years, covering two-thirds of the twentieth century. Her adventuresome nature, starting in her twenties to eighty-plus, leads her to discover and then to reveal the human condition as she finds it around the world, horrific and inspirational, resultant of follies of bureaucracy or tragedies of war. She writes with with compassion in elegant and descriptive prose, revealing herself in the process. Her insights into life as lived, shaped by politics and human nature, are preamble to where we discover ourselves today. "The View From The Ground", should be required and supplementary reading for secondary and college students in government, U.S. and world history, sociology, psychology, literature and/or journalism.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780871132123
Author:
Gellhorn, Martha
Publisher:
Atlantic Monthly Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
World
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
100-194
Publication Date:
19940231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9 x 5.5 in 17.5 lb

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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.
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