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  • Gellhornby Caroline Moorehead

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 20.99

    The first major biography of legendary war correspondent Martha Gellhorn, whose life provides a unique and thrilling perspective on world history in an extraordinary time Martha Gellhorn's heroic career as a reporter brought her to the front lines of virtually every significant international conflict between the Spanish Civil War and the end of... more...

  • Selected Letters of Martha Gellhornby Caroline Moorehead

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 23.99

    From Martha Gellhorn?s critically acclaimed biographer, the first collected letters of this defining figure of the twentieth-century Martha Gellhorn?s heroic career as a reporter brought her to the front lines of virtually every significant international conflict between the Spanish Civil War and the end of the Cold War. While Gellhorn?s wartime... more...

  • Human Cargoby Caroline Moorehead

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 20.99

    An arresting portrait of the lives of today's refugees and a searching look into their future The word refugee is more often used to invoke a problem than it is to describe a population of millions of people forced to abandon their homes, possessions, and families in order to find a place where they may, quite literally, be allowed to live. In... more...

  • A Train in Winterby Caroline Moorehead

    Random House of Canada 2011; US$ 32.00

    ?How can you do this work if you have a child?? asked her mother. ?It is because I have a child that I do it,? replied Cecile. ?This is not a world I wish her to grow up in.? On January 24, 1943, 230 women were placed in four cattle trucks on a train in Compiegne, in northeastern France, and the doors bolted shut for the journey to Auschwitz.... more...

  • Village of Secretsby Caroline Moorehead

    Random House of Canada 2014; US$ 32.00

    From the author of the runaway bestseller A Train in Winter comes the extraordinary story of a French village that helped save thousands, including many Jewish children, who were pursued by the Gestapo during World War II.           Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains of the Ardèche. Surrounded by... more...

  • Iris Origoby Caroline Moorehead

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 10.19

    Iris Origo was one of the twentieth century?s most attractive and intriguing women, a brilliantly perceptive historian and biographer whose works remain widely admired. Iris grew up in Italy with her Irish mother after the death of her wealthy American father. They settled in the Villa Medici in Florence, where they became part of the colourful... more...

  • Village of Secretsby Caroline Moorehead

    Random House 2014; US$ 26.35

    A SUNDAY TIMES TOP FIVE BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2014 From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the extraordinary story of a French village that helped save thousands who were pursued by the Gestapo during World War II. High up in the mountains... more...

  • Freya Starkby Caroline Moorehead

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 10.19

    Born in Paris 1893, a precocious and tough Freya Stark spent her childhood wondering across Europe, speaking three languages by the time she was five. She became one of the twentieth-century?s most remarkable and inspirational women. Renowned for her flamboyant and unorthodox behaviour, Freya was also self-disciplined, courageous and remained fearlessly... more...

  • Dancing to the Precipiceby Caroline Moorehead

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    ?[A] remarkable biography?.Moorehead deftly wields periods detail?to tell the story of a captivating woman who kept her sense of self amid the vicissitudes of politics.? ? Vogue   From acclaimed biographer Caroline Moorhead comes Dancing to the Precipice, a sweeping chronicle of the remarkable life of Lucie de la Tour du Pin??an astute,... more...

  • A Train in Winterby Caroline Moorehead

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    In January 1943, 230 women of the French Resistance weresent to the death camps by the Nazis who had invaded and occupied theircountry. This is their story, told in full for the first time?a searing andunforgettable chronicle of terror, courage, defiance, survival, and the powerof friendship. Caroline Moorehead, a distinguishedbiographer, human rights... more...