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Travels with Myself and Another: Five Journeys from Hell [Kindle Edition]

Martha Gellhorn
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Travels with Myself and Another is Martha Gellhorn at her witty, acidulous, sympathetic and wholly delightful best. -- John Simpson

Her mordant wit, lack of self-pity, and foreign correspondent's eye for the telling detail make this an effervescent delight. -- The Connoisseur

Martha Gellhorn is considered "one of the most intelligent journalists of our century" -- The Times Literary Supplement

Must surely be ranked as one of the funniest travel books of our time -- Devla Murphy, Irish Times

Spun with a fine blend of irony and epigram. she is incapable of writing a bad sentence -- The Times

The Connoisseur

Her mordant wit, lack of self-pity, and foreign correspondent's eye for the telling detail make this an effervescent delight.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 678 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1585420905
  • Publisher: Eland Publishing (18 Oct 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006VL1JYS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #66,905 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous book 8 Mar 2013
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I love the way this woman writes, I like the fact that political correctness has not bonsai-d her stories, and the fact that she writes about the world as it was when the history we read about is still in the making - often. Her life spans much of the 20th century and her travels took her to some fascinating places. She meets some amazing characters and gives her personal response to them in extraordinary situations. I would thoroughly recommend this book to any who are interested in biographies of this sort. I am even now reading one on Martha Gellhorn in order to understand what made her the woman she was.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ahead of Her Time 4 April 2012
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Martha Gellhorn is a woman one both loves and hates. But one cannot deny she had a heck of an interesting life! Here Ms. Gellhorn writes NOT a wonderful "wish you were here" travel book but just the opposite. I'm certainly glad to read about these adventures without suffering along with her on most of them, yet am delighted she shared her witty observations and insights to a world gone by. All in all a read I could scarcely put down once started...and when finished I bought a Biography of Martha Gellhorn by Caroline Moorehead to learn more about this fascinating and bloody woman!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A breath of fresh air. 22 Feb 2007
By John L
Format:Paperback
I really liked this book. For me the author's strong, energetic, sometimes grumpy but always interesting personality shines through and makes this book very enjoyable. The fact that the places and times about which she writes have changed so much makes her account even more fascinating and maybe sad in places. Also Gellhorn calls it as she sees it all the time. This is a refreshing change from the image conscious writing we get so much of now. Reading this book is time well spent.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the great travel books 14 May 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This is a fantastic booK: honest, amusing, highly readable, and so on. And has one of the great set-pieces of travel-writing - her account of travelling around East Africa with her 'driver' who she discovers cannot drive. A wonderful book by a great lady.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Un-put downable! 31 Aug 2013
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Thoroughly enjoyable, informative and moving. Gellhorn writes with a brilliantly succinct and subtle style and yet manages to convey a million emotions and images at once. A truly first rate journalist and writer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great writing 3 July 2013
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She's a magnificent writer. Captures character and place and more to the point, atmosphere with great skill. It is a delight to read her travel pieces as it is to read her fiction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Traveling with Martha 2 July 2013
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I am only through chapter 1 (China), but am already hooked on this book. It's how the author says everything so succinctly. You feel you have the complete scene in your head of the picture she is paining without any filler or fluff. And nor does she use language which requires a thesaurus to be sat next to you. I can hardly wait to move on to Africa next, and the rest of the book, and continue to travel the world with her. I can't believe it took me this long to find out about Martha Gellhorn. She sounded like a complete hoot, and has already been promoted to my fantasy dinner party guest list!
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