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Narrative Nonfiction Book Club

April 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

APRIL’S BOOK SELECTION: “Agent Josephine” by Damien Lewis

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.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk for this independent book club.

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Date:
April 17
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Venue

Terryville Public Library
238 Main Street
Terryville, CT 06786 United States
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Phone
8605823121