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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Granta Books; New edition edition (1 April 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1862071497
  • ISBN-13: 978-1862071490
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 19.8 x 3 cm
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If it was possible it would have to be at least a 6 Star rating. The most thought provoking work I have read. I've been totally immersed, even when not altogether in step with the Author's views. It has filled in many a gap in my understanding of political skulduggery.
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A brilliant reporter - very inciseful and clear.
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Martha Gellhorn has two books of journalism out called The Face of War and The View From The Ground. She covered everything from the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s right up to the American invasion of Panama in the eighties. She refused to believe in "that objectivity crap" and wrote what she saw. She was that curious product that only America produces: the unaligned radical liberal. She thought that nations should be judged on the same ethical grounds as people, and this is how she
approached her journalism. This is what she said about Adolf Eichmann: "Adolf Eichmann is the most dire warning to us all. He is a warning to guard our souls; to refuse utterly and forever to allegiance without question, to obey orders silently, to scream slogans. He is a warning that the private conscience is the last and only protection of the civilised world."
She cut through the crap and got to the core of the issue, and was unflinching in what she said. She thought that the American invasion of Vietnam was wrong, and said so. America banned her from entering Vietnam as a result. Gellhorn was a compelling writer, and wrote in a beautiful clear prose. I feel sure you will love her journalism.
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Tremendous book
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