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Looking for Trouble

By: Virginia Cowles
Narrated by: Kelly Burke
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This trailblazing female war reporter's memoir is a rediscovered classic.

'I suppose this is what people call seeing history in the making.'

Madrid in the Spanish Civil War

Prague during the Munich crisis

Berlin the day Germany invaded Poland

Helsinki as the Russians attacked

Moscow betrayed by the Nazis

Paris as it fell to the Germans 

London on the first day of the Blitz

Virginia Cowles has seen it all.

As a pioneering female correspondent, she reported from Europe from the 1930s into the Second World War, watching 'the lights in the death-chamber go out one by one' from the frontline - always in the right place at the right time. 

Flinging off her heels under shellfire; meeting Hitler ('an inconspicuous little man') and the 'dapper' Mussolini; gossiping with Churchill by his goldfish pond or dancing in the bomb-blasted Ritz; reading The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism on a Soviet train or eating reindeer with guerrilla skiers....

Cowles' incredible dispatches will make you an eyewitness to the 20th century as you have never experienced it before.

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What a life!

What an amazing time to be witness to history in Spain, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Italy, Finland, Russia and the UK prior to and during the Second World War as well as the Spanish Civil War

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Undying courage prevails

Never a moment without writing and living for a cause. A superb memory of history leading up to ww11.

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Why is it that nobody follows this amazing writer?

At the start of the book Young and fearless American Virginia Cowles finds herself with Hemingway and others in Madrid during the Spanish Civil war. Her description of Madrid of the time is unique, and I live in Madrid to testify. From there it goes on from adventure to adventure, all narrated in her unique voice. I strongly recommend this book which will give you not the history of the time but the sensation of being there. Read it!

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a close view of history

Similar in many ways to William Shirer who was also a journalist during these decades, Virgina describes people, places and events with a shrewd eye that gives the listener an almost intimate perspective on these historical times. She name drops Churchill, Hemingway, Hitler, Mussolini, Goebbels, Philby, and many others as she takes us through the Spanish Civil War, Stalin's Russia and Hitler's Germany and the events leading to the Fall of France. Written in 1941, her book must have been a wake-up call for many readers, although not enough to avert the ensuing tragedy. The narrator has a slight lisp which is a little distracting at the start but easily ignored once the adventures of this courageous woman begin. Highly recommended.

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