Martha Gellhorn covered every major conflict from the Spanish Civil War through Vietnam, but her reputation as a journalist was sometimes overshadowed by her marriage to one of the great American writers, Ernest Hemingway.

Martha Gellhorn covered every major conflict from the Spanish Civil War through Vietnam, but her reputation as a journalist was sometimes overshadowed by her marriage to one of the great American writers, Ernest Hemingway.

Writer and correspondent Martha Gellhorn is shown in this undated photo.  (AP Photo)

Writer and correspondent Martha Gellhorn is shown in this undated photo. (AP Photo)

martha gellhorn , journalist, third wife of Hemingway, born in St.Louis

Martha Gellhorn’s article about Dachau in Collier’s Weekly (updated)

Martha Gellhorn was a novelist, travel writer and journalist, and she was considered one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th century. Additionally, as the third wife of Hemingway, she was the only woman to ever leave him. When asked about their relationship, she replied:    Why should I be a footnote to someone else’s life?

Martha Gellhorn was a novelist, travel writer and journalist, and she was considered one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th century. Additionally, as the third wife of Hemingway, she was the only woman to ever leave him. When asked about their relationship, she replied: Why should I be a footnote to someone else’s life?

Martha Gellhorn - I see mysteries and complications wherever I look, and I have never met a steadily logical person.

Martha Gellhorn - I see mysteries and complications wherever I look, and I have never met a steadily logical person.

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