Leper Spy

Leper Spy
Publisher Chicago Review Press
Release Date
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781613734339
Rating 5/5 from 1 reviews
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The GIs called her Joey. Hundreds owed their lives to the tiny Filipina who stashed explosives in spare tires, tracked Japanese troop movements, and smuggled maps of fortifications across enemy lines. As the Battle of Manila raged, Josefina Guerrero walked through gunfire to bandage wounds and close the eyes of the dead. Her valor earned her the Medal of Freedom, but what made her a good spy was also destroying her: leprosy, which so horrified the Japanese they refused to search her. After the war, army chaplains found her in a nightmarish leper colony and fought for the US government to do something it had never done: welcome a foreigner with leprosy. This brought her celebrity, which she used to publicly speak for other sufferers. However, the notoriety haunted her and she sought a way to disappear. Ben Montgomery now brings Guerrero's heroic accomplishments to light.

Leper Spy
  • Author : Ben Montgomery
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-01

The GIs called her Joey. Hundreds owed their lives to the tiny Filipina who stashed explosives in spare tires, tracked Japanese troop movements, and smuggled maps of fortifications across enemy lines. As the Battle of Manila raged, Josefina Guerrero walked through gunfire to bandage wounds and close the eyes of

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Carville s Cure  Leprosy  Stigma  and the Fight for Justice
  • Author : Pam Fessler
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-07-14

The unknown story of the only leprosy colony in the continental United States, and the thousands of Americans who were exiled—hidden away with their “shameful” disease. The Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans curls around an old sugar plantation that long housed one of America’s most

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The Darkling Spy
  • Author : Edward Wilson
  • Publisher : Arcadia Books
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01

London, 1956. A generation of British spies are haunted by the ghosts of friends turned traitor. Henry Bone, a Mandarin spymaster, learns that Butterfly is the Holy Grail of Cold War Intelligence. In reality, he is an aristocratic pervert whose political tastes are as ugly as his sexual preferences. But worst

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Spy in a Little Black Dress
  • Author : Maxine Kenneth
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-10-02

Inspired by an actual letter in the John F. Kennedy Library written by Jackie and revealing her job offer from the newly formed CIA When young Jackie Bouvier receives her second assignment from the CIA, she knows it will go better than her first. She managed to survive the Paris

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At the Crossroads of Church and World
  • Author : Bienvenido F. Nebres, SJ
  • Publisher : Anvil Publishing, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2020-12-07

At the Crossroads of Church and World is a deeply inspiring memoir about Fr. Bienvenido Nebres and his unwavering love for the country he serves. He takes us through the formative years of his childhood and his education, through the harrowing Martial Law years as he played a pivotal role

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The Man Who Walked Backward
  • Author : Ben Montgomery
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Spark
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18

From Pulitzer Prize finalist Ben Montgomery, the story of a Texas man who, during the Great Depression, walked around the world -- backwards. Like most Americans at the time, Plennie Wingo was hit hard by the effects of the Great Depression. When the bank foreclosed on his small restaurant in

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A Shot in the Moonlight
  • Author : Ben Montgomery
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Spark
  • Release Date : 2021-01-26

The sensational true story of George Dinning, a freed slave, who in 1899 joined forces with a Confederate war hero in search of justice in the Jim Crow south. “Taut and tense. Inspiring and terrifying in its timelessness.”(Colson Whitehead, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad ) After moonrise on the

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Grandma Gatewood s Walk
  • Author : Ben Montgomery
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-01

Emma Gatewood was the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person—man or woman—to walk it twice and three times and she did it all after the age of 65. This is the first and only biography of Grandma Gatewood, as the

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Women Heroes of World War II   the Pacific Theater
  • Author : Kathryn Atwood
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-01

After glamorous American singer Claire Phillips opened her own night club in Manila, using the proceeds to secretly feed starving American POWs, she also began working as a spy, chatting up Japanese military men and passing their secrets along to local guerilla resistance fighters. Australian Army nurse Vivian Bullwinkel, stationed

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Irena s Children
  • Author : Tilar J. Mazzeo
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-06-06

The "extraordinary and gripping account of Irena Sendler--the "female Oskar Schindler"--who took staggering risks to save 2,500 children from death and deportation in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II"--Dust jacket.

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Jimgrim   The Spy Thrillers Series
  • Author : Talbot Mundy
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2018-12-21

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Jimgrim is an American who had been recruited by the British intelligence services because of his in-depth knowledge of Arab life. He often travels to Middle East in order to protect British interest

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The Leper King and His Heirs
  • Author : Bernard Hamilton
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-07-07

A vivid revisionary account of the reign of Baldwin IV of Jerusalem.

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The Leper King
  • Author : Scott R. Rezer
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2009-04-02

The Leper King is a story of authentic history and imaginative fantasy interwoven with faith and love, war and magic set amidst the turbulent times of the Crusades. Upon the premature death of his father, BALDWIN IV, stricken with leprosy from a young age, ascends to the throne of Jherusalem

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The Borgias  Spy
  • Author : Andrea Frediani
  • Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
  • Release Date : 2020-09-03

How the mighty will fall... 1497. Pope Alexander VI Borgia is perfecting his plans for the control of Italy when a heinous crime deprives him of one of the people dearest to him. All of Rome is mobilised to discover the perpetrator but a strange series of coincidences means famous court

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The Swiss Spy
  • Author : Alex Gerlis
  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Release Date : 2020-03-02

A thrilling tale based on top-secret Nazi plans to invade the Soviet Union... All spies have secrets, but Henry Hunter has more than most. After he is stopped by British Intelligence at Croydon airport on the eve of the Second World War, he discovers one more devastating than any before.

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