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This entry was posted on Thursday, August 6th, 2015

On August 28th, Join Evening Post Books and author Kathryn Smith for the launch party of Gertie: The Fabulous Life of Gertrude Sanford Legendre, Heiress, Explorer, Socialite, Spy.

Legendre grew up in the Gilded Age, enjoyed big-game hunting and spent time on the French Riviera socializing with famous expats such as Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald as well as Harpo Marx.

During World War II, she worked for the OSS, the first U.S. spy agency, and was captured by the Germans and held for six months before escaping over the border to Switzerland.

Copies of the book will be available for sale.

When: Wednesday, August 28th | 6:00 p.m.

Where: Rita Hollings Science Center Rm. 101 (main auditorium), 58 Coming St, Charleston, SC 29401

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

Kathryn Smith is author of the critically acclaimed biography of Marguerite LeHand, FDR’s private secretary and advisor, The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR and the Untold Story of the Partnership that Defined a Presidency (Simon & Schuster, 2016).