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The Resource A covert affair : Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS, Jennet Conant

A covert affair : Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS, Jennet Conant

Label
A covert affair : Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS
Title
A covert affair
Title remainder
Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS
Statement of responsibility
Jennet Conant
Title variation
Covert affair
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 outposts such as Ceylon, India, and China. Before becoming known worldwide as a popular chef, author, and television personality, Julia joined the OSS after finding that she was too tall to enlist in the U.S. Women's Army Corps or in the U.S. Navy. Julia reveled in the glamor and intrigue of her overseas assignments and life altering romance with the much older and more sophisticated, future-husband, Paul Child. Weighing in heavily in this story is a woman named Jane Foster. Foster allegedly engaged, with her husband, George Zlatovski, in covert activities on behalf of the Soviet Union while employed in sensitive U.S. Government wartime agencies during World War II. Jane Foster was one the Child's best friends during the war (Paul was infatuated with Jane before falling for Julia), and the couple stood behind their friends throughout their accusations of spying for the USSR
Tone
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
381153
Cataloging source
DLC
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Conant, Jennet
Dewey number
940.54/85092273
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.S8
LC item number
C3863 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Child, Julia
  • Child, Paul
  • United States
  • Child, Julia
  • Child, Paul
  • McCarthy, Joseph
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Intelligence officers
  • Anti-communist movements
  • United States
  • Child, Julia
  • Child, Paul
  • McCarthy, Joseph
  • United States
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Homes
  • Intelligence officers
  • Politics and government
  • Secret service
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Child, Julia
  • Child, Paul
  • United States
  • Child, Julia
  • Child, Paul
  • McCarthy, Joseph
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Spies
  • Anticommunist movements
  • United States
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the adventures of Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS
Label
A covert affair : Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS, Jennet Conant
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-374) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
395 pages, 8 pages plates
Isbn
9781442341913
Lccn
2011002875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)646112881
Label
A covert affair : Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS, Jennet Conant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-374) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
395 pages, 8 pages plates
Isbn
9781442341913
Lccn
2011002875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)646112881

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