Hemingway and Gellhorn: Read the Book, Then See the HBO Movie Covering the Same Period

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Hemingway and Gellhorn, an HBO special starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman and produced by James Gandolfini, is now being filmed. Jerome Tuccille’s new book about the couple explores Hemingway’s tumultuous marriage to his third wife set against the backdrop of the Great Depression in Key West, the first revolution in Cuba, the Spanish civil war, World War II, and the war in China. It is as much about their activities as intelligence agents and the great political and economic events of the period as it is about the two protagonists.

Hemingway and Gellhorn, an HBO special starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman and produced by James Gandolfini, is now being filmed. Jerome Tuccille’s new book about the couple explores Hemingway’s tumultuous marriage to his third wife set against the backdrop of the Great Depression in Key West, the first revolution in Cuba, the Spanish civil war, World War II, and the war in China. It is as much about their activities as intelligence agents and the great political and economic events of the period as it is about the two protagonists.

This is the first book that goes into detail about Hemingway’s role as a spy for the U.S. government. This is the first book that discusses how Martha’s political passions played such an important role in the breakup of their marriage. This is the first book that talks about Hemingway’s many extramarital affairs and his need to always have another woman in his life. This is the first book that examines Gellhorn’s affairs before and during their marriage and her true motivation for seducing Hemingway. Previous books have portrayed the protagonists in their roles as major literary figures. No other books on Hemingway and Gellhorn have dramatized them as political activists within the context of their era. Hemingway and Gellhorn depicts them as their lives evolved during the major political, military, and economic events of the time—the Great Depression, revolution, war in China and in Europe. Both writers were extremely political and committed in different ways to their political ideals. They were also highly promiscuous. This is the first book to show them in that light.

Jerome Tuccille is the author of more than twenty-five books, including best-selling, highly acclaimed biographies of Donald Trump, Rupert Murdoch, Alan Greenspan, and the Hunts of Texas, as well as several novels. Tuccille’s last biography was the award-winning Gallo Be Thy Name, a history of the Gallo wine clan and its roots in organized crime. The author is vice president/communications at T. Rowe Price, a major financial services firm. He previously taught at the New School for Social Research in New York City and is a former third-party candidate for Governor of New York. He is a member of Authors Guild and American Society of Journalists and Authors.

A Kindle edition of the new book is available from Amazon.com

A print edition can be ordered directly from Amazon.com. Check out the author’s website at http://www.jerometuccille.com

Contact:     Jerome Tuccille        
Phone: 410-345-3553 (office); 410-353-7649
Email: jtuccille(at)verizon(dot)net; jtuccille(at)troweprice(dot)com

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