24443 WOOD , Ean :
THE JOSEPHINE BAKER STORY.
8vo.,pp.326 ,index,,illustrations Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust wrapper.
A legend,coming from intense poverty ,she set the world alight with her sexual frankness and sensuality , she was a warrior and earned the Legion d’Honneur for her role as an undercover agent during World War II , in Harlem there is a Josephine Baker Day to honour her work for racial equality ,typified by her adopting twelve orphans of all colours and creeds. Evicted by creditors from her chateaux she was rescued by Princess Grace and Prince Rainier of Monaco , later becoming famous all over again delighting audiences all over the world