A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS
Jennet Conant recounts Julia and Paul Child’s career in the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. The future cook book author and television personality began her service in 1942 as a file clerk for department head, William “Wild Bill” Donovan. She was later stationed in India and China, where she met her husband, Paul, and saw the beginning of the Communist revolution. The author recalls the couple’s many travels as part of the clandestine office as well as the interrogation of Paul Child on charges of Communist sympathies, an allegation he fought vigorously to clear. This book launch event was held at Barnes & Noble in New York City. She responded to questions from members of the audience. close
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