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Classics Club Spin #28 Result is….Number 12!!!! Faces of War!

I’m sooooooooooooo excited! One of the new-to-this-spin titles added to my classics list WON!! Woot! Go, Martha!!Martha Gellhorn’s (sometime Mrs. Ernest Hemingway) collection of war-reporting columns/stories/essays, The Face of War, is the winner. I found an e-book copy at my library, so I’m all set!

My List

  1. Miss Ranskill Comes Home by Barbara Euphan Todd
  2. Finishing School by Muriel Spark
  3. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
  4. A Far Country by Neville Shute
  5. Mornings in Mexico by DH Lawrence
  6. Portrait of a Marriage by Vita Sackville West
  7. Burmese Days by George Orwell
  8. Son at the Front by Edith Wharton
  9. Loving Spirit by Daphne DuMaurier
  10. Mariana by Monica Dickens
  11. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin
  12. The Face of War by Martha Gelhorn THE WINNER!!!
  13. The Headmistress by Angela Thirkell
  14.  We Fed Them Cactus by Fabiola Cabeza de Baca
  15. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  16. Less Than Angels by Barbara Pym
  17. Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne Du Maurier
  18. Sea of Grass by Conrad Richter
  19. Lost Horizon by James Hilton
  20. The Way Things Are by E.M. Delafield

“The Face of War is a classic of frontline journalism by “the premier war correspondent of the twentieth century” (Ward Just, The New York Times Magazine).

Whether in Java, Finland, the Middle East, or Vietnam, she used the same vigorous approach. “I wrote very fast, as I had to,” she says, “afraid that I would forget the exact sound, smell, words, gestures, which were special to this moment and this place.” As Merle Rubin noted in his review of this volume for The Christian ScienceMonitor, “Martha Gellhorn’s courageous, independent-minded reportage breaks through geopolitical abstractions and ideological propaganda to take the reader straight to the scene of the event.” (Amazon).

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