JOSEPHINE: Singer dancer soldier spy

JOSEPHINE: Singer dancer soldier spy

by Eilidh McGinness

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Overview

Born into poverty in a racially segregated Amercia, Josephine Baker flees to France where she embraces the hedonistic lifestyle on offer in Paris of the Roaring Twenties. 

With Hitler's rise to power in Germany, Josephine is forced to face her true self. Determined to protect the Liberty Equality and Fraternity she has found in France, she becomes an 'honorable correspondent' for the French Intelligence Service. So, beginning a journey which will take her from the Red Cross Shelters in Paris, to a secluded chateau in Vichy France , to the cruel deserts of North Africa. 

Whilst she will find love, passion and enduring friendship, she must also face dangers which will threaten not only her life but all she holds dear....

Can she find the courage to fight for what she believe in.... no matter what the cost? .......

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781916245310
Publisher: Eilidh McGinness
Publication date: 12/01/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Eilidh Mcginness was born and brought up in the Highlands of Scotland. She studied law at Aberdeen University and practiced as a lawyer for twelve years, latterly specializing in criminal defense. She moved to South West France with her then husband and four children (now flown the nest) in 2006. She established an independent estate agency firm which she operated for 12 years before concentrating on her dream of becoming an author. Eilidh has always been passionate about history and the stories of ordinary people who do extraordinary things.

Table of Contents

The book is in two parts.

Part one is converned with Josephine Baker's childhood and meteoric rise to fame.

Part two, the main body of the book is converned with Josephine Baker's life during World War 2.

The appendix to the book contains a timeline of Josephine Baker's life, quotes attributed to her, a fictionalized account of a visit she made to Buchenwald Concentration Camp shortly after its liberation, a fictionalized account of a visit to the chateau she owned in South West France as it is today and examples of USA's Jim Crow laws and Germany's anti Jewish legislation. 

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