Chronicles the iconic chef's contributions as a member of the OSS during World War II and her efforts at the side of her husband to support an agent accused of being a spy, describing how their wartime experiences shaped their characters, relationships, and ambitions.
The love story of Paul and Julia Child was not really a covert affair, but the couple's employment by the Office of Strategic Services during and after World War II--in Ceylon, India, and China, and later in Europe--and their close association with OSS colleague Jane Foster (who had many Communist connections and around whom much of the story unfolds)--has bathed them in the aura of a real-life Cold War spy novel. This well-researched volume is as much a portrait of the 1940s and the ways in which "ordinary" citizens were deployed in rapidly spreading undercover operations. The OSS eventually morphed into the CIA, and "Julia Child," unknown wife of Paul Child, morphed into the unforgettable Julia Child.
- History, Biography + Autobiography
- General, Modern / 20th Century
- Large Print
- April 5, 2011
- May 18, 2011
- Jennet Conant