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Agent Josephine: American beauty, French hero, British spy
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Published:
New York : Public Affairs, 2022.
Physical Desc:
xxvi, 466 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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7 copies, 7 people are on the wait list.
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Prior to World War II, Josephine Baker was a music-hall diva renowned for her singing and dancing, her beauty and sexuality; she was the highest-paid female performer in Europe. When the Nazis seized her adopted city, Paris, she was banned from the stage, along with all "negroes and Jews." Yet instead of returning to America, she vowed to stay and to fight the Nazi evil. Overnight, she went from performer to Resistance spy. In Agent Josephine, bestselling author Damien Lewis uncovers this little-known history of the famous singer's life. During the war years, as a member of the French Nurse paratroopers-a cover for her spying work-Baker participated in numerous clandestine activities and emerged as a formidable spy. In turn, she was a hero of the three countries in whose name she served-the US, France, and Britain. Drawing on a plethora of new historical material and rigorous research, including previously undisclosed letters and journals, Lewis upends the conventional story of Josephine Baker, explaining why she fully deserves her unique place in the French Pantheon.

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Format:
Book
Edition:
First US Edition.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781541700666, 154170066X

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-452) and index.
Description
Prior to World War II, Josephine Baker was a music-hall diva renowned for her singing and dancing, her beauty and sexuality; she was the highest-paid female performer in Europe. When the Nazis seized her adopted city, Paris, she was banned from the stage, along with all "negroes and Jews." Yet instead of returning to America, she vowed to stay and to fight the Nazi evil. Overnight, she went from performer to Resistance spy. In Agent Josephine, bestselling author Damien Lewis uncovers this little-known history of the famous singer's life. During the war years, as a member of the French Nurse paratroopers-a cover for her spying work-Baker participated in numerous clandestine activities and emerged as a formidable spy. In turn, she was a hero of the three countries in whose name she served-the US, France, and Britain. Drawing on a plethora of new historical material and rigorous research, including previously undisclosed letters and journals, Lewis upends the conventional story of Josephine Baker, explaining why she fully deserves her unique place in the French Pantheon.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Lewis, D. (2022). Agent Josephine: American beauty, French hero, British spy. First US Edition. New York, Public Affairs.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Lewis, Damien. 2022. Agent Josephine: American Beauty, French Hero, British Spy. New York, Public Affairs.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Lewis, Damien, Agent Josephine: American Beauty, French Hero, British Spy. New York, Public Affairs, 2022.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Lewis, Damien. Agent Josephine: American Beauty, French Hero, British Spy. First US Edition. New York, Public Affairs, 2022.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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