Hell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the World It Made
Biographical approach based on eyewitness accounts of the war by writers, reporters, artists, and nurses. Rhodes relates Hemingway’s experiences at the Hotel Florida while reporting for NANA, including the April 1937 shelling of the hotel during an assault on Madrid. Notes that Hemingway’s short story “Night Before Battle” was based on an elevator encounter with a trio of drunks at the Florida. Also recounts Hemingway’s efforts, along with others, to garner American support at home for the Spanish Republic. References to Hemingway throughout.