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 - and her
conspicuous success - contributed to the breakdown of her
infamously stormy marriage to Ernest Hemingway. In this mesmerising
biography of a life that spanned the twentieth century, Moorehead
reveals how passionately Martha fought against injustice, and how
determined she was to catch the human story.