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The ferocious journalist who gave as good she got: How Martha Gellhorn was Hemingway's toughest contender

Martha Gellhorn (with Ernest Hemingway)


Martha Gellhorn--fine war correspondent and one of Ernest Hemingway's wives. She is the only woman to have divorced him, instead of his usual pattern of divorcing them.


Martha Gellhorn covered every major conflict from the Spanish Civil War through Vietnam, but her reputation as a journalist was sometimes overshadowed by her marriage to one of the great American writers, Ernest Hemingway.


The war for Martha's memory

Sandy Matthews, the writer Martha Gellhorn's stepson and executor, is a jealous protector of her reputation. He explains why to Cassandra Jardine