Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil War
Vaill provides a detailed account of the politics, propaganda, and horrors of the Spanish Civil War through the perspective of the intersecting lives and journalistic experiences of three larger-than-life couples: Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn, Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, and Arturo Barea and Ilsa Kulcsar. Draws on correspondence, diaries, biographies, official documents, and histories to meticulously reconstruct the era, covering Hemingway’s desire to jumpstart his stalled career, the dangers of his warfront reporting, and turbulent romance with Gellhorn. Includes a chronology, maps, and list of primary people. Extensive notes and helpful index.