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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?
Imperious, generous and moreover intrepid, Margaret Bourke-White was the first female war correspondent working behind the lines. A thorn in the side of male photographers, she was always in the middle of combat, capturing the true photos of war. One of the first to enter Buchenwald in 1945, her photos are some of the most heartbreaking of the war. Her body of work is one of the most produced and famous of the 20th century.
Rose Wilder Lane: It hurts to let go of anything beautiful. But something will come to take its place, something different. The future’s always better than we can possibly think it will be. We ought to know that—really know it. We ought to be so sure of it that we’d let go of things more easily, strike out toward the next thing. Confidently. We ought to live confidently. Because whatever’s ahead, it’s going to be better than we’ve had. writingroughshod.wordpress.com #history #women #quotes