This new book by auther Richard Lucas sounds like a good read. I will try to review it when it's available:
AXIS SALLY: THE AMERICAN VOICE OF NAZI GERMANY
By Richard Lucas
Casemate publishes the first fully-documented biography of the Ohio native and notorious World War II radio propagandist on October 19, 2010. Now available for pre-order at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and Borders, Axis Sally: the American Voice of Nazi Germany is based on government documents and ‘lost’ trial transcripts that reveal the complex life of this tragic figure.
( Havertown , PA -- August 13, 2010) – Axis Sally: The American Voice of Nazi Germany by Richard Lucas, the first fully-documented biography of the notorious World War II broadcaster, will be published on October 19, 2010. One of the most notorious Americans of the twentieth century was a failed Broadway actress turned radio announcer named Mildred Gillars (1900–1988), better known to American GIs as “Axis Sally.” Despite the richness of her life story, there has never been a full-length biography of the ambitious, star-struck Ohio girl who evolved into a reviled disseminator of Nazi propaganda.
Her 1949 trial for treason captured the attention and raw emotion of a nation fresh from the horrors of the Second World War. Her 12-year imprisonment and life on parole is a remarkable story of a woman who attempts to rebuild her life in the country she betrayed.
Author Richard Lucas is a graduate of Hamilton College , Clinton , NY and Binghamton University , Binghamton NY . He is a freelance writer and lifelong shortwave radio enthusiast. He is a native of Johnson City , NY and currently resides in Short Hills, NJ.
The book is published by Casemate, a leading publisher and distributor of history and military books.
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