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The Resource Hotel Florida : truth, love, and death in the Spanish Civil War, Amanda Vaill

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

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Hotel Florida : truth, love, and death in the Spanish Civil War
Title
Hotel Florida
Title remainder
truth, love, and death in the Spanish Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Vaill
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 From the raw material of unpublished letters and diaries, official documents, and recovered reels of film, Amanda Vaill has created a narrative of love and reinvention that is, finally, a story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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Provided by publisher
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contains biographical information
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Vaill, Amanda
Dewey number
946.0810922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DP260
LC item number
.V35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hemingway, Ernest
  • Gellhorn, Martha
  • Capa, Robert
  • Taro, Gerta
  • Barea, Arturo
  • Kulcsar, Ilsa
  • Hotel Florida (Madrid, Spain)
  • HISTORY / Europe / Spain & Portugal
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers
  • Spain
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Hotel Florida : truth, love, and death in the Spanish Civil War, Amanda Vaill
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [367]-414) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"They are here for their lives" -- "You never hear the one that hits you" -- "La Despedida"
Control code
ocn846545705
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 436 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374172992
Lccn
2013035338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1724387
  • (OCoLC)846545705
  • (Sirsi) a1724387
Label
Hotel Florida : truth, love, and death in the Spanish Civil War, Amanda Vaill
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [367]-414) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"They are here for their lives" -- "You never hear the one that hits you" -- "La Despedida"
Control code
ocn846545705
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 436 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374172992
Lccn
2013035338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1724387
  • (OCoLC)846545705
  • (Sirsi) a1724387

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