Her Story book club meets on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss books about women, by women. This month we are reading Kathryn Smith's Gertie. The author has graciously agreed to attend the bookclub this month!
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Gertie: The Fabulous Life of Gertrude Sanford Legendre, Heiress, Explorer, Socialite, Spy is about a woman whose adventurous life spanned the twentieth century, beginning in Aiken, S.C. in 1902 and ended at her plantation outside Charleston in 2000. She was a daring and fearless woman whose adventures include being the first American woman in uniform held as a POW by the Germans during World War II. She also partied on the Riviera with the Murphys, the Fitzgeralds and Harpo Marx in the 1920s, went on numerous expeditions for natural history museums (and lead four) and befriended some of the greatest personalities of the 20th century, including Dr. Albert Schweitzer, General George S. Patton, Lilly Pulitzer, and Bing Crosby. In her later years, she became an ardent conservationist, fighting for habitat preservation on the South Carolina coast and leaving her 7,000-acre plantation in a conservation easement, a place where “the beasts can grow old and die.”
Gertie is a rollicking read about a woman who was not afraid to say yes to life!