Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Trouble I’ve Seen
Martha Gellhorn


James Cameron adm.

Martha Gellhorn was the youngest of sixteen, hand-picked reporters who filed accurate, confidential reports on the human stories behind the statistics of the Depression directly to Roosevelt’s White House. From these pages, we understand the real cost of sudden destitution on a vast scale. We taste the dust in the mouth, smell the disease and feel the hopelessness and the despair. And here, too, we can hear the earliest cadences of a writer who went on to become, arguably, the greatest female war reporter of the 20th century.

Paperback, 244pp
Eland Publishing, 2012 (1936)
ISBN 9781906011628