About the Book by Damien Lewis titled “Agent Josephine: American Beauty, French Hero, British Spy”

From a Wall Street Journal review by Moira Hodgson of the book by Damien Lewis titled “Agent Josephine: American Beauty, French Hero, British Spy”:

After she escaped the slums of St. Louis for Paris in 1925, Josephine Baker (1906-1975) became the most famous entertainer in the world. Pictured in a string of beads and a skirt of fake bananas, she symbolized the spirit of the Jazz Age. As the British author Damien Lewis writes in “Agent Josephine: American Beauty, French Hero, British Spy,” Baker “set Paris alight with her sexually charged, ‘exotic’, semi-naked dance routines, which both scandalized, provoked and captivated her audience.” But the “greatest performance of her life,” Mr. Lewis tells us, was her role as a spy in World War II.