Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.