Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The View from the Ground
Martha Gellhorn


Martha Gellhorn’s peacetime dispatches bear witness to six decades of change: America in the Great Depression, the betrayal of Czechoslovakia, young Poles undaunted by their Communist government, the trial of Adolf Eichmann, Spain in the days after Franco’s death, Cuba revisited after forty-one years. Here is history as it looked and felt to the people who lived through it. Intense, courageous and vividly readable, The View from the Ground is a remarkable act of testimony.

Paperback, 480pp
Granta Books, 1998 (1989)
ISBN 9781862071490