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Author Mackrell, Judith, author.

Title The correspondents : six women writers on the front lines of World War II / Judith Mackrell.

Publication Info. New York : Doubleday, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    070.4499 MACK    Available
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1 copy being processed for GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First American edition.
Description xxi, 433 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note "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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [381]-409) and index.
Summary "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."-- Provided by publisher.
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.
Subject Gellhorn, Martha, 1908-1998.
Miller, Lee, 1907-1977.
Schultz, Sigrid Lillian.
Cowles, Virginia.
Hollingworth, Clare.
Kirkpatrick, Helen Paull, 1909-1997.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Press coverage -- Europe.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Europe -- Journalists.
Women war correspondents -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
War correspondents -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
War photographers -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Women photographers -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Title Going with the boys
Six women writers on the front lines of World War II
ISBN 9780385547666 hardcover
0385547668 hardcover

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