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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 13, 2020
I was in a US Army training course when she passed. It was a major point of conversation at the time between the DI's and those in training. Although her name has come up since then, it wasn't until I read about the Harlem Renaissance that I really got a better picture of her life story and wanted to read more. I picked this book as the first stop. It is well written and covers the highlights of her life. All I can say is what an awesome woman and person she was, a singer, dancer, movies star, spy, wife, mother, activist- WOW she lived life to the fullest.
I was particularly interested in her work as a spy for the French Resistance as I had never heard that part of her story. The work she did as both a spy and as an entertainer during WW2 was amazing!
Her being a part (so rumored and observed I guess) was her being part of the LGBT community. This was a very good book that covered a lot of ground in just a few pages and did it well. Worth the read. I may now go on to something even more detailed.