The Leper Spy: The Story of an Unlikely Hero of World War II

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Chicago Review Press
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6.1 X 9.1 X 1.1 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author
Ben Montgomery is the author of the New York Times bestseller Grandma Gatewood's Walk, which won the 2014 National Outdoor Book Award for History/Biography. An award-winning staff writer at the Tampa Bay Times, Montgomery was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 2010.
"Written with grace and elegance, The Leper Spy tells a surprising--and affecting--espionage story." --Howard Blum, the author of The Last Goodnight: A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure, and Betrayal
"I love this story. I love it when a gap in history is filled in with such a riveting tale, and Montgomery does it here with deep reporting, and fluid, beautiful writing." --Alex Tizon, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Big Little Man
"Once again, Ben Montgomery has unearthed from history a gem of a forgotten story--about war and love, patriotism and sacrifice--and invites us all to gather round for his thrilling tale of an amazing woman." --Thomas Mullen, author of The Last Town on Earth
"Montgomery offers a fascinating tribute to the slight Filipina who courageously saved thousands and chose anonymity." --Booklist
"The woman's remarkable story is related with you-are-there lucidity by Ben Montgomery." --Washington Times
"Some of the most poignant moments of war lie not in the savage atrocities but the quiet moments of valor risked by the smallest unsung heroes. With the eye of a historian and the soul of a storyteller, Ben Montgomery paints a tender portrait of an unlikely paladin, who turned the curse of her cruel disease into a shield and a sword. We can all learn from this."--Kim Cross, New York Times best-selling author of What Stands in a Storm