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The correspondents : six women writers on the front lines of World War II

Author: Judith Mackrell
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2021]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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"A group portrait of six revolutionary women writers during World War II. 'I am going to Spain with the boys, ' Martha Gellhorn wrote. 'I don't know who the boys are but I am going with them.' On the front lines of the Second World War, the lives of six remarkable women intertwined: Lee Miller, the Vogue cover model and photographer who lived in Paris as Man Ray's lover before becoming a war correspondent for the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mackrell, Judith.
Correspondents.
London ; [New York] : Picador, 2021
(DLC) 2021001390
Named Person: Martha Gellhorn; Lee Miller; Sigrid Lillian Schultz; Virginia Cowles; Clare Hollingworth; Helen Paull Kirkpatrick; Sigrid Lillian Schultz; Lee Miller; Clare Hollingworth; Martha Gellhorn; Virginia Cowles
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Mackrell
ISBN: 9780385547666 0385547668
OCLC Number: 1232013651
Notes: "Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain as Going with the Boys by Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, London, in 2021"--Title page verso
Description: xxi, 433 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Berlin, 1936 --
Madrid, 1937 --
Madrid and Salamanca, 1937 --
The League of Nations, Geneva, 1934-7 --
Sudetenland, 1937-8 --
Munich, 1938-9 --
Poland, Finland and London, autumn 1939 --
The fall of France, spring/summer 1940 --
Britain under fire, London, autumn 1940 --
Athens and Cairo, 1940-41 --
London, Algiers and Monte Cassino, 1941-3 --
D-Day, 1944 --
The liberation of Paris, 1944 --
The Battle of the Bulge, winter 1944-5 --
The fall of the Reich, spring 1945 --
Buchenwald, Dachau and Nuremberg, 1945 --
Aftermath.
Other Titles: Going with the boys
Six women writers on the front lines of World War II
Responsibility: Judith Mackrell.

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"A group portrait of six revolutionary women writers during World War II. 'I am going to Spain with the boys, ' Martha Gellhorn wrote. 'I don't know who the boys are but I am going with them.' On the front lines of the Second World War, the lives of six remarkable women intertwined: Lee Miller, the Vogue cover model and photographer who lived in Paris as Man Ray's lover before becoming a war correspondent for the magazine; Martha Gellhorn, the third wife of Ernest Hemingway and a novelist in her own right; Sigrid Schultz, an indisputably brave journalist who withstood surveillance, interrogation, and death threats in order to publish the truth from Berlin; Virginia Cowles, whose career as a 'society girl columnist' turned combat reporter began with an exclusive interview with Mussolini; Clare Hollingworth, who had almost no professional experience when she became the first correspondent to report the outbreak of World War II; and Helen Kirkpatrick, a reporter so admired by the military that at the order of General Eisenhower she was the first woman to report from an Allied war zone with equal privileges to men. The Correspondents paints a vivid, intimate, and nuanced portrait of these pioneering women, from chasing down sources to conducting clandestine love affairs. With her meticulous history, Judith Mackrell reconsiders the narrative of the war from a new perspective"--

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