Gertie  by: Kathryn Smith The Fabulous Life of Gertrude Sanford Legendre, Heiress, Explorer, Socialite, Spy is the biography of a singular woman who lived a 20th century life... - BUY BOOK

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Legendre was born in 1902 to an “ultra-wealthy family” in Aiken, South Carolina, and enjoyed an enviably privileged youth. However, she always yearned for adventure—a desire that biographer Smith (co-author: Eleanor Roosevelt Goes to Prison, 2019, etc.) stirringly depicts in these pages. In particular, Legendre developed a youthful “obsession with big game hunting…

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