Martha Gellhorn died in February 1998, just shy of her 90th birthday. Well before her death, she had become a legend. She reported on wars from Spain in the 1930s to Panama in the 1980s, and her travel books are considered classics. Her marriage to Ernest Hemingway, affairs with legendary lovers like H. G. Wells, and her relationships with two presidents, Roosevelt and Kennedy, reflect her campaigns against tyranny and deprivation, as well as her outrage at the corruption and cruelty of modern governments. This controversial and acclaimed biography portrays a vibrant and troubled woman who never tired of fighting for causes she considered just.
Open Road Distribution; June 2016
- ISBN 9781504029889
- Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
- Title: Beautiful Exile
- Author: Carl Rollyson
Imprint: Open Road Distribution
About The Author
Carl Rollyson has written biographies on Marilyn Monroe, Lillian Hellman, Norman Mailer, Pablo Picasso, Rebecca West, and Susan Sontag. His titles include Biography Before Boswell, Reading Biography, Essays in Biography, Biography: An Annotated Bibliography, British Biography: A Reader, Lives of the Novelists, Female Icons: Marilyn Monroe to Susan Sontag, Marie Curie, The Literacy Legacy of Rebecca West, and American Biography.