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A covert affair : Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS

Author: Jennet Conant
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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This volume recounts Julia and Paul Child's experiences as members of the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in Asia during World War II and the tumultuous years when they were caught up in the McCarthy Red spy hunt in the 1950s. This work is a portrait of a group of idealistic men and women who were recruited by the citizen spy service, slapped into uniform, and dispatched to wage political warfare in remote  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Julia Child; Paul Child; Julia Child; Paul Child; Joseph McCarthy; Julia Child; Paul Child; Julia Child; Paul Child; Joseph McCarthy
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennet Conant
ISBN: 9781439163528 1439163529 9781439168509 1439168504 9781442341913 1442341912
OCLC Number: 646112881
Description: 395 pages, 8 pages plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Special inquiry --
Initiation --
Late start --
A fine sort --
Instant fame --
The great white queen of Bali --
Chickens coming home to roost --
Whispers in the willow trees --
Incurable romantics --
Open season --
The nightmare --
The taste of ashes.
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