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- 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...
- Random House 2014; US$ 29.72
High up in the mountains of the southern Massif Central in France lie tiny, remote villages united by a long and particular history. During the Nazi occupation, the inhabitants of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and the other villages of the Plateau Vivarais Lignon saved several thousand people from the concentration camps. There were no informers, no denunciations,... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
?[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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Random House 2011; US$ 19.31
Martha Gelhorn's journalism tracks many of the flashpoints of the twentieth century; as a young woman she witnessed the suffering of the American Depression and risked her life in the Spanish Civil War. Her dispatches from the front made her a legend, yet her private was often messy and volcanic. Her determination to be a war correspondent... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.99
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...
- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 21.99
From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the absorbing story of a French village that helped save thousands hunted by the Gestapo during World War II?told in full for the first time. Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains of the Ardèche, one of the most remote and inaccessible... more...