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Hotel Florida: truth, love, and death in the Spanish Civil War

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"A spellbinding story of love amid the devastation of the Spanish Civil War Madrid, 1936. In a city blasted by a civil war that many fear will cross borders and engulf Europe--a conflict one writer will call "the decisive thing of the century"--six people meet and find their lives changed forever. Ernest Hemingway, his career stalled, his marriage sour, hopes that this war will give him fresh material and new romance; Martha Gellhorn, an ambitious novice journalist hungry for love and experience, thinks she will find both with Hemingway in Spain. Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, idealistic young photographers based in Paris, want to capture history in the making and are inventing modern photojournalism in the process. And Arturo Barea, chief of Madrid's loyalist foreign press office, and Ilsa Kulcsar, his Austrian deputy, are struggling to balance truth-telling with loyalty to their sometimes compromised cause--a struggle that places both of them in peril. Hotel Florida traces the tangled wartime destinies of these three couples against the backdrop of a critical moment in history. As Hemingway put it, "You could learn as much at the Hotel Florida in those years as you could anywhere in the world." From the raw material of unpublished letters and diaries, official documents, and recovered reels of film, Amanda Vaill has created a narrative of love and reinvention that is, finally, a story about truth: finding it out, telling it, and living it--whatever the cost"--
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subject_facetBIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers
Barea, Arturo, -- 1897-1957
Capa, Robert, -- 1913-1954
Gellhorn, Martha, -- 1908-1998
HISTORY / Europe / Spain & Portugal
Hemingway, Ernest, -- 1899-1961
Hotel Florida (Madrid, Spain)
Kulcsar, Ilsa, -- 1902-1973
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Biography
Taro, Gerta, -- 1910-1937
title_displayHotel Florida : truth, love, and death in the Spanish Civil War
title_fullHotel Florida : truth, love, and death in the Spanish Civil War / Amanda Vaill
Hotel Florida--Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil War
title_shortHotel Florida
title_subtruth, love, and death in the Spanish Civil War
topic_facetBIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers
Barea, Arturo
Biography & Autobiography
Capa, Robert
Gellhorn, Martha
HISTORY / Europe / Spain & Portugal
Hemingway, Ernest
History
Kulcsar, Ilsa
Nonfiction
Taro, Gerta