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Hotel Florida: Truth, Love and Death in the Spanish Civil War
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury Pub Ltd
Publication date April 24, 2014
Pages 464
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781408813775
ISBN-10 1408813777
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $41.70
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Amid the rubble of a city blasted by a civil war that many fear will cross borders and engulf Europe, the Hotel Florida on Madrid's chic Gran Via has become a haven for foreign journalists and writers. It is here that 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 a new romance; Martha Gellhorn, an ambitious young journalist hungry for love and experience, thinks she will find both with Hemingway in Spain. Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, idealistic and ground-breaking young photographers based in Paris, want to capture history in the making and are inventing moder photojournalism in the process. And Arturo Barea, chief of the Republican government's foreign press office, and Ilsa Kulcsar, his Austrian deputy, are struggling to balance truth-telling with their loyalty to their sometimes-compromised cause - a struggle that places both of their lives at risk. Hotel Florida traces the tangled wartime destinies of these three couples - and a host of supporting characters from Antoine de Saint-Exupery to John Dos Passos - living as intensely as they had ever done, against the backdrop of a critical moment in history. Amanda Vaill has mined the raw material of unpublished letters, diaries, and reels of film - including Martha Gellhorn's personal papers and Capa and Taro's recently rediscovered 'Mexican Suitcase' negatives. The result is a narrative of love and reinvention that is, finally, a story about truth, finding it, telling it - and living it, whatever the cost.

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Hardcover
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from Bloomsbury Pub Ltd (April 24, 2014); titled "Hotel Florida: Truth, Love and Death in the Spanish Civil War"
9781408813775 | details & prices | 464 pages | List price $41.70
About: Amid the rubble of a city blasted by a civil war that many fear will cross borders and engulf Europe, the Hotel Florida on Madrid's chic Gran Via has become a haven for foreign journalists and writers.
from Farrar Straus & Giroux (April 22, 2014)
9780374172992 | details & prices | 436 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $30.00
About: A spellbinding story of love amid the devastation of the Spanish Civil WarMadrid, 1936.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Picador USA (March 31, 2015)
9781250062444 | details & prices | 436 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $20.00
About: "Whether or not you're a history buff, you'll be fully immersed in Vaill's chronicle of the band of journalists―including Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn―who covered the upheaval of the Spanish Civil War.
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9780312151614 | details & prices | 4.00 × 8.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.10 lbs | List price $7.95
About: Essential for tourist and resident alike, the Let's Go Map Guide series provides a unique combination of mini-guide and street finder.
With Stirling Sillphant | Reprint edition from Ballantine Books (April 1, 1985); titled "Maracaibo"
9780345322494 | details & prices | List price $2.95
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