Books: Glamor Girl

A STRICKEN FIELD—Martha Gellhorn —Duell, Sloan and Pearce ($2.50).

Like her great & good friend, Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn is a novelist with a legend. Unlike his, her legend is considerably greater than her published works, of which A Stricken Field is the second.

One day in 1934 Martha Gellhorn was introduced to FERA Administrator Harry Hopkins by a St. Louis newspaperman.

He recommended her for a job as relief investigator-at-large. She was not exactly what Harry Hopkins could call the right type. Her face was too beautiful, her blonde hair too expensive looking, her long...

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