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on 8 March 2013
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.